HOLTVILLE — Allen Bailey, a car dealership manager, was elected mayor by his fellow council members at the Holtville City Council meeting Monday night.
Virginia Samaha was named mayor pro tem during the same meeting.
Bailey, the former mayor pro tem, replaces Victor Gillespie III as mayor.
Bailey, 44, a Holtville resident for 12 years, has served on the council since 1998. He is the general manager for Del Norte Chevrolet in Brawley and a member of Holtville Rotary.
As mayor, Bailey said he would like to see the idea of an industrial park come to "some sort of conclusion. If we can attract commercial-type business, then we can attract retail business," he said.
Another item of primary interest for Bailey is securing a public safety building for the use of police and fire departments.