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City of Yuma 2020 City Council Inauguration

Councilmember Ema Lea Shoop (Courtesy City of Yuma)
Councilmember Mike Shelton (Courtesy City of Yuma)
Councilmember Chris Morris (Courtesy City of Yuma)
Municipal Judge Jeanette Umphress (Courtesy City of Yuma)

Three city councilmembers and a municipal judge take oath of office

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA) - Friday, Mayor Doug Nicholls swore in three newly elected city councilmembers and Municipal Judge Jeanette Umphress.

In November, close to 8,000 Yuma residents turned out to vote in the 2019 city council election.

New to the city council, Chris Morris, rounded up 42% of the votes.

Former city councilmember Ema Lea Shoop is making her return after a 10-year hiatus.

Mike Shelton says he’s very honored to be re-elected for a second consecutive term.

Shelton will continue working with the mayor and law enforcement in making changes for the community.

To his two new fellow councilmembers, he said, “Be a good listener, jump right into it. I know they will. They ran with a mission in mind just like I did. So I think we’ll all be a great team together"

Judge Jeanette Umphress retained her seat as the City of Yuma's municipal judge.

This will be her third term.

According to Mayor Nicholls, all four elected officials will serve 5-year terms.

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