Ghent City Commission voted in Larry Hearn Jr., to replace David Hendren at a special meeting Sept. 23.
Commissioner Joe Beall made the motion and it was seconded by Susie Crase. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Caroline Reisner was absent from the meeting.
Hendren resigned effective Sept. 20, after five terms on the commission.
Hearn was in attendance when the vote was taken. Beall said “he showed up, showed interest.” Another candidate had expressed interest, but was not in attendance at the time of the vote.