Interim Taylorsville mayor takes oath of office
Published: January 10, 2013 02:28PM
Updated: January 10, 2013 04:58PM
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Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Jerry Rechtenbach stands by his wife, Teresa, as he is sworn in on Thursday as the new Taylorsville mayor by City Recorder Cheryl Peacock Cottle.

Jerry Rechtenbach, who was sworn in Thursday as Taylorsville’s interim mayor, says he will focus on economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

Rechtenbach, a City Council member for nine years, was among 14 people who applied to serve the remainder of Russ Wall’s term through the end of the year. Wall resigned to take a job as Salt Lake County’s director of public works and regional development.

Applications to fill the vacancy in District 3 created by Rechtenbach’s appointment will be accepted for the next two weeks at Taylorsville City Hall.