Article Credit: Gaston Gazette
A new Mayor has been appointed for the city of Belmont for the remaining term, and a member of the community has been chosen to fill his seat.
Marc Seelinger Jr., a Belmont Councilman first elected in 2019, will fill the spot left vacant from Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin, who recently resigned after approximately 10 years as Mayor.
Seelinger does not intend to seek reelection to Belmont City Council. Rather, he has his eyes set on a seat on the Gaston County Board of Commissioners.
The decision came up for a vote during the special called meeting last week, and Seelinger was approved to become the current mayor unanimously.
Seelinger was then officially sworn in as Mayor.
What's next: Jason Rumfelt was suggested, and voted in unanimously, to fill Seelinger’s Council seat.
When asked about the opportunity to serve on the Belmont City Council Rumfelt stated:
“Having grown up in our wonderful community, I promise to my fellow citizens to work to preserve the charm and amenities that have always made Belmont such a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.”