ARCHER – Voters in the small town of Archer selected a new commissioner Tuesday.

Fletcher Hope clinched a seat on the Archer City Commission with about 73 percent of the vote.

Hope faced off against Laurie Costello, a former city commissioner.  Both were vying for a seat vacated in September when former commissioner Roberta Lopez resigned.

Hope picked up 146 votes in the election as compared to Costello’s 53 votes.  City officials have not yet verified three provisional ballots.

The election had a turnout of roughly 30 percent with 199 votes cast in the Tuesday election.

Hope will be sworn in as the town’s newest commissioner at Archer City Hall on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.  He will serve the remaining one year of the term left vacant by Lopez.