City of Southlake swears in new mayor, council members

John Huffman takes the oath of office for Southlake mayor. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
John Huffman takes the oath of office for Southlake mayor. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

John Huffman takes the oath of office for Southlake mayor. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

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John Huffman and his family. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Randy Robbins takes the oath of office for Southlake City Council Place 2. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Randy Robbins and his family. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Amy Torres-Lepp takes the oath of office for Southlake City Council Place 5. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Amy Torres-Lepp and her family. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Former Southlake Mayor Laura Hill and councilmember Shawn McCaskill were also in attendance for the oath ceremony. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake's newest city council members were sworn into office on May 11 following the official canvassing of the May 1 election results.

John Huffman was sworn in as the city's newest mayor, succeeding Laura Hill. New council members Randy Robbins and Amy Torres-Lepp took over the Place 2 and Place 5 seats respectively.

"Now the time for campaigning is over, and the time for governing has begun," Huffman said. "As a mayor, I will lead you with integrity, transparency, and I will strive every day to earn [your] trust."

Friends and families attended the meetings to celebrate the three candidates' wins as well as bid farewell to former Mayor Hill and former Council Member Shawn McCaskill.

"This was the most humbling experience," said Torres-Lepp. "I look forward to protecting and preserving our great city."


Council members Chad Patton and Randy Williamson were chosen to be Mayor Pro-Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro-Tem respectively.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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