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City of Hermiston gets New Mayor

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HERMISTON, Ore. -- Just four days after he was sworn into office, Dr. Dave Drotzmann is settling into his new position as the Mayor of Hermiston.

The Optometric physician has worked at his practice, Lifetime Vision Source, since 1998. He grew up in Yakima and graduated from Central Washington University, completing his doctorate at Pacific.

The father of two teenagers says he enjoys public service.

"I've been involved in public service ever since I came to Hermiston. I sat on the school board for 8 years, the school board chairman. I enjoyed my opportunities there at the school board but I always kind of had an eye on the seat in city council obviously as a business owner I had some concerns about how the city functions and runs," said Drotzmann.

Drotzmann says he was planning to run for city council until he learned Bob Severson was not seeking re-election. Severson passed away from a heart attack in December.

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