McFee returns to City Council

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By Mindy Lucas

A familiar face was sworn in to Beaufort’s City Council this week.

Former Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Mike McFee returned to City Hall for a swearing-in ceremony held on Tuesday, March 9. The event was also live streamed on Facebook.

After losing by less than 1 percentage point in a tight race between six contenders in November, McFee went on to claim the council seat vacated by Stephen Murray in a special Election held earlier this month and won that seat by 684 votes, or 65.45 percent of the vote.

As a matter of protocol, Murray gave up the seat, and its term, to become mayor last fall.

“It’s a great honor for me to be back on council,” McFee said. “I look forward to continuing to serve you as I have in the past, and continuing to hopefully do the good job that we’ve always done as a completed council now.”

All five seats on city council are now filled.