Their Mayor Died in September. But They Re-Elected Him in November Anyway.

November 22, 2017

Lots of towns could claim to love their mayors, but few would probably want them to continue leading from beyond the grave.

But that’s what happened in the small borough of Houtzdale, Penn., this November after Camille “Bud” George was reelected as mayor — despite passing away in early September at the age of 89, reported WJAC.

George, who served as a longtime Democratic state representative before becoming mayor of the borough, was on the ballot for the 2017 mayoral election when he died in early September, leaving the borough without a mayor. The council decided to wait until the upcoming election to see who voters would pick in a write-in, but acknowledged at the time that it was likely George would still win, reported the The Progress News in October.

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