Just one week after he prevailed in the city’s special election, Bruce Wilkerson was sworn in as Bowling Green’s mayor before Tuesday night’s regular commission meeting. With Wilkerson sworn in, the commission had 30 days to appoint a new commissioner to fill Wilkerson’s seat. That move only required 30 minutes. Once the regular meeting started, Wilkerson asked the commission to add an item to the agenda so the commission could vote to appoint Joe Denning, who was defeated by Wilkerson in last week’s election. The vote came just half an hour after Wilkerson was sworn in.
New Bowling Green Mayor Sworn into Office
By Andrew Robinson, Bowling Green Daily News • Nov 16, 2011