Paul Walton maintains that he is still the mayor of Hull, while council members John Barber and Mike McElroy say that Walton forfeited his position when he qualified to seek a U.S. Congressional seat in 2022.

A judge didn’t rule on who is right or wrong last week. Instead, Northern Judicial Circuit Judge Jeffrey Malcom enforced a compromise of sorts, ruling that Walton, Barber and McElroy must sit together and all three sign any necessary checks so that the City of Hull can stay afloat financially until a special election is held in March to fill the mayor’s post and two open council seats.


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Virginia Moss

This is more complicated than i thought. Seems it's not clear what was right and what was wrong. The judge's decision seems fair enough given the conflicting rules.

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