Frank Perez on Monday was appointed mayor of Sturgis by the city commission, during its organizational meeting.
The board’s vote was 6-3.
Perez succeeds Jeff Mullins in the post. Mullins has served as mayor for the past two years.
Commissioner Rick Bir nominated Perez for the post. Robert Hile nominated Mullins.
Aaron Miller was reappointed as vice mayor, in a 5-4 vote over Bir.
Following the meeting, Perez spoke briefly with Sturgis Sentinel.
“I look forward to the opportunity to work with all the commissioners and work toward what’s best for the city of Sturgis.”
Perez represents the 4th Precinct, along with Hile.
Perez was appointed to the commission in April 2022, to fill the unexpired term of Karl Littman. He was elected to the seat in November 2022 election.
Commissioners also discussed and established appointments to city boards and committees and reviewed policies.