Hermiston to Swear In New Mayor, Councilors Tonight

<p>Dr. David Drotzmann</p>

Dr. David Drotzmann

Hermiston, Ore. -  The City of Hermiston will officially have a new Mayor and three new City Councilors after a swearing-in ceremony at the regular Council Meeting tonight.

Dr. David Drotzmann is set to be sworn in as the new Mayor, while Manuel Gutierrez, John Kirwan, and Doug Primmer will all be sworn in as new City Councilors. Current City Councilor Rod Hardin will also be
sworn in for another term.

Dr. Drotzmann, who became Mayor-elect after a Spring primary election, will be taking over for Bob Severson, who served as Mayor from 2001 until his death in December, 2012.

Dr. Drotzmann, an optometrist, is a graduate of Pacific University in forest Grove, Oregon, and is the owner of Lifetime Vision Source.

The new City Councilors will replace departing members Michael Calame, Joe Harn, and Brian Misner.

The ceremony is set to take place at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street.