New mayor, city council sworn in; Overcash elected council president

Troy Trulock takes the oath of office with his wife, Dana, at his side. Photo by

The city of Madison officially has new leadership.

Mayor Troy Trulock and city council members were sworn into office Monday evening.

Trulock defeated Don Palmer in August to replace one of Madison’s most popular mayors, Paul Finley.

Finley decided not to run for a second term.

Trulock said he wants to continue to do successful things in the city of Madison. In the near future, he said they will address the budget.

“We need to talk about where we are on the budget. And once we identify our budget, we need to get ready and moving on the things that are important to the citizens of Madison, such as improving our roads and improving our parks and recreation and our green space,” said Trulock.

Trulock said he looks forward to serving the residents of Madison.

New city councilmen being sworn in were D.J. Klein, Mike Potter, Steve Smith and Gerald Clark. They will join incumbents Ronica Ondocsin, Tommy Overcash and Tim Holcombe in forming the new city council for the next four years.

City Councilman Tommy Overcash was elected to serve as the council president, a position he has successfully held before.

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