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Dawson Mayor fights on

This poster shows a contest for young people to write essays about what they would do if they were mayor.  A dream that has come true for Christopher Wright. This poster shows a contest for young people to write essays about what they would do if they were mayor. A dream that has come true for Christopher Wright.
A sign outside of the Dawson City Hall.  Dawson is led by one of the youngest mayors in the nation. A sign outside of the Dawson City Hall. Dawson is led by one of the youngest mayors in the nation.
Christopher Wright chats on the phone.  Wright has tried to lead Dawson, despite the controversy over his use of a city vehicle. Christopher Wright chats on the phone. Wright has tried to lead Dawson, despite the controversy over his use of a city vehicle.
The Terrell County Courthouse is the iconic symbol of Dawson. The Terrell County Courthouse is the iconic symbol of Dawson.
The city symbol of Dawson on the side of a car parked next to City Hall.  The mayor's use of this car has caused a furore. The city symbol of Dawson on the side of a car parked next to City Hall. The mayor's use of this car has caused a furore.
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

The new mayor of Dawson says he'll continue to use a city car for official city business, even though city commissioners told him to stop.

23-year old Christopher Wright says he has worked to improve Internet access in Dawson and improve the look of some neighborhoods in his first couple of months in office.

He says he drives a city car when he's on city business and working with constituents.

Recently the city council voted 4 to 2 to take the car away.

Mayor Wright said, "if I'm working for the city and for the citizens I don't feel like...I don't see what harm is it to use city transportation to see about the city."

The city council is scheduled to meet tonight.

The car controversy is not on the agenda.

Wright says his relationship with council members is cordial.

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