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Sean McCoy makes seven on Longmont City Council

At-large seat sworn into office on Tuesday
Sean McCoy is sworn into Longmont City Council as a council member at large on Dec. 6, 2022.

Longmont finally has a full city council after Sean McCoy was sworn into office Tuesday night.

Over the past year, the city council has operated with six members instead of the typical seven after Joan Peck abdicated her at-large seat when she was elected mayor in 2021. The city chose not to run a special election to fill the seat due to the cost.

McCoy spoke to Longmont's growth and building public trust during comments about his newly acquired position during the meeting.

"As a Longmont native who has raised my family here and loves this city, I have been hearing a lot of concerns about all the development Longmont is experiencing and how it is effecting our quality of life in terms of traffic and sense of community. (New developments) seem to have really caused some consternation," he said. "Residents are saying that they are feeling a little left out of the process, and the concerns about impacts to wildlife, neighborhoods and our downtown character seem to be, in their opinion, ignored. As a high school government teacher, I want to help people feel that they can trust their government."

McCoy faced Gary Hodges and Mitzi Nicoletti in this election. McCoy won a close race after receiving 13,081 and Nicoletti receiving 12,150.