The city of Salem has a new mayor.
City Manager Joe Davis said city council elected Bobby Samples to replace Donald Stamm at its meeting on Tuesday.
In October the council voted to remove Stamm from his position as mayor. Samples has been the "stand-in" mayor since then.
Davis also said the Salem Police Department is hiring and looking to expand.
So far, the police department has a chief, one full-time officer, and one part-time officer.