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Former Hagerstown mayor returns to office

The Associated Press

HAGERSTOWN — A former mayor of Hagerstown is making his return to office after a close election victory.

The swearing-in ceremony Monday marks Bob Bruchey's return to City Hall.

The 58-year-old retired correctional officer defeated Mayor David Gysberts by 125 votes out of more than 13,000 cast in a nonpartisan election Nov. 8.

Bruchey campaigned on a platform of fiscal responsibility, public safety and greater cooperation between government and business owners in the western Maryland city of 41,000.

He currently works as videography salesman. Bruchey also has worked in automotive sales and as assistant general manager of the minor league Hagerstown Suns.

Bruchey previously served two full terms as mayor. During his first term, from 1997 to 2001, he helped bring a University System of Maryland education center to downtown Hagerstown.

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