- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Sunday marks a changing of the government guard in Slidell, St. Tammany Parish’s largest municipality, as a new mayor and City Council members officially begin their terms.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picyaune reports Mayor-elect Greg Cromer, Police Chief Randy Fandal and several council members took their oaths of office after Tuesday’s council meeting. A larger, formal inauguration is scheduled July 7 at Slidell Municipal Auditorium.

Cromer, who resigned his seat in the state House of Representatives on Friday, won the mayor’s office in a runoff against Kevin Davis. He succeeds Mayor Freddy Drennan, who has spent the past eight years in the post.

New City Council members are Leslie Denham, David Dunham, Kenny Tamborella and Cindi King. Returning members are Warren Crockett, Val Vanney Jr., Kim Harbison, Glynn Pichon and Bill Borchert.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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