Judy Reiker named New Smyrna Beach vice mayor
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- With nearly two years as an elected commissioner under her belt, it was inevitable the ceremonial title of vice mayor would be bestowed upon Judy Reiker.
Besides, the other more seasoned commissioners had held the title already, among them Lynne Plaskett, Jack Grasty and Jim Hathaway.
It was Hathaway who made the motion to transfer the title from his name to Reiker's with Grasty seconding and Plaskett chiming in "absolutely."
With only a few people left in the meeting room after a long meeting, the cheers from the dais were the most pronounced for Reiker, who was elected by the voters in 2009.
Hathaway is winding down with the commission with his announced run in August for the district 3 seat in the Volusia County Council held by Joie Alexander who has not officially said she won't seek re-election in 2012.
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