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Mayor                                Mr. Lew Starling

Mr. Lew Starling

Mayor Pro-Tem             Rev. Marcus Becton, D3

Marcus Becton

Councilman                     Mr. Daniel Ruggles, D1

Daniel Ruggles

Councilman                     Mr. Neil Strickland, D2


Councilman Mr. Holden Dubose D4

Holden Dubose

Councilman                      Mr. Darue Bryant, D5

Darue Bryant


A Council-Manager form of government governs the City of Clinton. The City council is the legislative board of city government and includes a Mayor (who is elected every two years) and five council members, each representing electoral districts, who serve four-year terms. The mayor is the presiding officer of the Council. A mayor pro tem is selected from the five council members. The mayor pro tem serves as mayor in the absence or incapacity of the mayor. 

Through this arrangement, the City Council sets and directs policy regarding the operations of city government. Clinton's elections are non-partisan and elections are held in odd-numbered years. City residents may call the Sampson County Board of Elections at 910-592-5796 for more information.