Ruston’s newest mayor is no stranger to the town’s political scene.
Two days after Michael Transue resigned, the town council appointed Bob Everding, a retired college dean who had served on the council until January.
The five-member council needed less than 20 minutes of a special session Wednesday to appoint Everding, who was elected to the council in 2005 but resigned with two years left on his term.
"I worked with him for two years, and he did an awesome job as a councilmember," said Councilman Wayne Stebner. "And there’s no question he’ll do an awesome job as a mayor."
Everding declined to talk with a reporter from The News Tribune, saying he wanted time for everything to sink in before commenting publicly.