Warrenton voters can now elect a mayor to serve their city in 2014, as a result of the Tuesday election.

More than 87 percent of voters – 1,825 – supported the measure to amend the city’s charter and allow Warrenton residents to vote on their leader in the next term.

A total of 259 voted to turn the measure down, totalling 12 percent. According to the city’s current charter, the mayor is elected every January by the five-member city commission.

The current mayor, Commissioner Dick Hellberg, was selected by the majority of the vote, including his own, in January. Prior to his service as mayor, Commissioner Mark Kujala served for one year in 2011.

Each of the candidates for this year’s open commission seats voiced support of the measure.

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