By SUSAN TEBBEN
Glasgow Daily Times
Incumbents won the day for the new Glasgow City Council, but four new people will have their input in the city government based on wins in Tuesday’s election.
“It’s exciting to start new again, and start sort of at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Sheila Oliver, who won 2,571 votes to grab one of the 12 spots on the council.
Oliver is new but has had her share of time in the city government, with a previous stint as a city council member and as city clerk during Darrell Pickett’s administration.
She will join Dick Doty, Karalee Pelham Oldenkamp and Joe Trigg as the newest members of the council.
“I’m thankful to be on the winning side this time,” said Trigg, who was unsuccessful in his bid for a seat on the council in 2010. This time he received the third highest amount of votes — 2,877. “Perseverance paid out this time.”
Trigg said he had outgoing city council members and others who mentored him this time around and spread the word about this campaign. That and his door-to-door visits gave him an edge, he said.
Trigg and Oliver both said they will start their terms learning the ropes of their new positions among veterans.
“I think it’s important to get in and get the feel of what the mayor, what her agenda is,” Oliver said. “There’s a lot of knowledge there and what you know from the past you can save for the future.”
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