Mabton Elects Temporary Mayor

<p>Mabton Water Tower</p>

Mabton Water Tower

The town of Mabton now has a temporary mayor for the rest of the year.

Last night, the city council voted to appoint councilmember Vera Zavala.

The mayor's seat was left open after former mayor, Angel Reyna, resigned last month in order to take a job as a dean at Walla Walla Community College.

Zavala will likely serve as the temporary mayor until a permanent one is elected at the end of the year.