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Orem waits until after funeral to seek new mayor

Orem waits until after funeral to seek new mayor

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OREM -- Officials in Orem say the city is waiting until after funeral services are held to seek a replacement for the late mayor Jerry Washburn.

City recorder Donna Weaver tells The Daily Herald of Provo that Orem has until Oct. 26 to fill the mayor's seat. She said the city plans to post the job Tuesday after a memorial set for Monday.

Washburn died last week at age 67 following a long battle with cancer. He served 11 years as mayor and had two years left in his current term.

Washburn's accomplishments include establishing parks, improving the city's transportation and establishing a veterans memorial.

Family members say he was a hard worker and a dedicated grandfather who attended the recitals, birthday parties and sports events of his 19 grandchildren.

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