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New Clendenin mayor and city council take oath of office in W.Va.

By Jordyn Johnson, the Charleston Gazette-Mail

CLENDENIN, W.Va. — The three-year anniversary of the June 2016 flood that killed nearly two dozen people and left the Clendenin area in shambles just passed, and Tuesday night its new mayor and City Council were sworn in.

Kay Summers, who was elected last month, has been a Clendenin resident for more than 50 years. She said she’s never been involved with politics, but after she was directly affected by the flooding, she decided she would run for mayor to help her fellow neighbors.

“We had probably 8 1/2 feet of water in our house,” she said. “We lost everything. It was just terrible.”

Summers was sworn in as mayor by Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper at the Clendenin United Methodist Church along with new members of the Clendenin City Council. …

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