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Laurel's Mayor Elect Prepares for Office

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July 1 is when newly elected mayors across the state take office.

Laurel mayor elect Johnny Magee has many big plans for the city.

He says his 16 years serving as the Ward 6 Councilman has prepared him for the job.

"We need everyone involved so we can move the city forward."

He already knows what he wants to tackle on his first day in office.

"I want to continue to improve our water and our sewer lines, and I want to repave our streets. They are in bad condition right now."

Magee says the city already has a low crime rate. He wants to continue that by starting neighborhood watch programs.

"Neighborhood watch programs will help keep crime lower because you have neighbors watching out for neighbors and calling the police."

Magee has worked under two different mayors in Laurel while he's served on the city council. He says there's one thing he's learned from them.

"That's to work with the council, I've realized that a divided council pulling in different directions does no good for the city."

"I'm expecting that the citizens of Laurel will work with us to make Laurel a better place."

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