Quincy mayor elected for second term

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By Alice Du Pont

Andy Gay said he was humbled by the confidence his fellow Quincy city commissioners placed in him by nominating and unanimously electing him mayor of Quincy for a second term. But, he announced before accepting the post, he had no intention of running for mayor again.

"We faced difficult challenges last year. We started by firing a city manager and hiring a city manager. The city is healing its financial wounds and we're getting our energy provider (Progress Energy) paid on time," Gay said.

During his brief acceptance speech, Gay thanked city manager Jack McLean for all of "the hard work" he has put in to get the city sound.

"I thank you for your support. We've still got to roll our sleeves up and get to work, but we're definitely on our way up," he said.

Commissioner Derrick Elias was elected mayor pro tem without opposition.

The annual reorganization meeting was held Friday afternoon at city hall.