By Jason Stone | Independent Newsmedia
Mayor Skip Hall has a new sidekick.
Second-year Councilman Chris Judd was selected by the City Council Jan. 21 to serve the next year as vice mayor.
Mr. Judd, who represents southeast Surprise residents in District 6, replaced District 1 Councilman Roland Winters in the position.
“I am honored and humbled that my colleagues have appointed me to represent Surprise as the vice mayor, and I am looking forward to my second on council year serving my friends and neighbors here in the great city of Surprise,” Mr. Judd said.
District 4 Councilman Ken Remley, who serves the Original Town Site, nominated Mr. Judd.
“One of my top priorities is to continue working with our Economic Development team and partners to attract more quality jobs and businesses to our community,” Mr. Judd said. “We strive to be a very business-friendly community and are trying to keep policies in place that allow businesses succeed.”