Commissioners deadlocked on county mayor appointment

After three rounds of voting, there is a deadlock, with Joyce Avery eliminated. Joe Ford has five votes (Democrats Steve Mulroy, Matt Kuhn and Sidney Chism and Republicans Mike Ritz and Wyatt Bunker) and J.W. Gibson has five votes (Democrats Deidre Malone, James Harvey and Henri Brooks and Republicans Mike Carpenter and George Flinn).

Commissioners are discussing whether to postpone the vote.

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