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Hudson City Council names DeSaussure new president

By M.A. Ferguson-Rich correspondent

Hudson City Council file
Hudson City Council. (M.A. Ferguson-Rich/

HUDSON: Hal DeSaussure was unanimously elected as the new City Council president during Wednesday’s regular meeting.

DeSaussure has served as a council member-at-large from 1998 to 2003, and 2009 to the present. He was elected to a new term in November.

DeSaussure has also served as a member of the Charter Review Commission in 1995 and 2005.

He is an attorney with the law firm of Day Ketterer. He practices in
the areas of insurance and corporate defense, and employment law. He resides in Hudson with his wife and three daughters.

Mayor William Currin thanked the former council president, David Basil, for his service and said that he will receive recognition at a later council meeting. Basil, having served five years as president, was term-limited from continuing the post.