Longoria elected mayor pro tem in Milton

As mayor pro tem, Milton City Council member Joe Longoria will preside over council meetings when Mayor Joe Lockwood is absent. CITY OF MILTON

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As mayor pro tem, Milton City Council member Joe Longoria will preside over council meetings when Mayor Joe Lockwood is absent. CITY OF MILTON

Milton City Council member Joe Longoria has been elected mayor pro tem, to preside over council meetings when Mayor Joe Lockwood is absent.

Longoria was elected by his fellow council members at their Jan. 8 meeting, where Lockwood and council members-elect Peyton Jamison and Laura Bentley took oaths of office.

Lockwood was re-elected to a fourth term as mayor in November. Jamison ran unopposed and won the District 1 seat, succeeding Karen Thurman, who did not seek re-election. Laura Bentley defeated incumbent councilman Bill Lusk in District 2.

Longoria, who ran unopposed last fall for a third term representing District 3, was not present and will take his oath of office prior to the next regularly scheduled council meeting, a city spokeswoman said.

A Milton resident for 17 years, Longoria was first elected in 2009, according to his council biography. He is a technology executive for U.S. Bank and leads their technology initiatives related to anti-money laundering, fraud detection/prevention and customer due diligence.