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Fairfax Names Interim Mayor, Schedules Special Election

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    The City of Fairfax swears-in its interim mayor. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016)

    Residents in Fairfax, Virginia, came together for the first public meeting since the arrest of their mayor, Scott Silverthorne, on drugs for sex allegations.

    Silverthorne resigned, effective Aug. 11, after allegedly giving methamphetamine to an undercover detective in exchange for a sexual encounter. Silverthorne was arrested Aug. 4 at a Tysons Corner hotel after police received a tip that he may have been trading meth for sex on a website used to arrange casual sexual encounters between men.

    With the mayor's seat empty, the council selected former councilman Steven Stombres to become interim mayor. He was sworn in Wednesday morning.

    Many residents spoke during the council meeting and acknowledged the work Silverthorne did for the city. They also talked about how his arrest brought embarrassment to the community.

    Fairfax Names Interim Mayor, Election Scheduled

    [DC] Fairfax Names Interim Mayor, Election Scheduled
    Fairfax City will have a new mayor in a matter of hours. News4's Darcy Spencer reports a permanent mayor will be chosen in months.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016)

    The council has scheduled a special election to pick a new mayor for Feb. 7, 2017.