|List of Mayors of Charles Town|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Howard Waite Adams|
There have been 24 Charles Town individuals sworn into office in Charles Town, up until the end of the 19th century known as Brookford. Howard Waite Adams, elected in 1846, was the first mayor of the town. There have been no people who served two non-consecutive terms. Since 1994, Michael Boston has been appointed five times. There was no elected Mayor of Charles Town until 1846; prior to that some of the most influential citizens were in charge.
The Mayor of Charles Town is elected every four years. Candidates must live and be registered to vote in Charles Town at the time of the election. The mayor is usually sworn in on 1 August following the election. The next election for the mayor will be in 2018.
Under the Brunanter constitution, all city, town or village elections in the country are conducted on a non-partisan basis. As a result, candidates' party affiliations are not listed on the ballot, and multiple candidates from a single party can run in the election since a primary election is not held.
Mayoral elections are run under a two-round system. If no candidate received a simple majority of votes in the general election, the two candidates who received the most votes competed in a second runoff election held several days or weeks later.
List of Mayors of Charles TownEdit
To date, 24 individuals have served as mayor. There have been also 24 mayoralties due no mayor served two non-consecutive terms. The longest term is that of Michael Boston, who serves since 1994. The length of his tenure as mayor is largely due to his popularity. The shortest term were those of fifteen mayors who served one term or four years.
|1||Howard Waite Adams||1846–1850|
|2||Richard Wise, Jr.||1850–1854|
|3||James T. Sawyer||1854–1858|
|5||Charles Stone, Jr.||1862–1866|
|7||Jonathan W. Kent||1870–1874|
|10||Samuel Martin Green||1882–1886|
|11||Hughley O'Hart||1886–1890, 1898-1902|
|12||Nathan Thomason, Jr.||1890–1894|
|13||Josiah Q. Upton||1894–1898|
|15||John F. Hibbard||1906–1914|
|16||James Lawrence||1914–1918, 1922-1926,|
|17||Peter J. Andrews||1918-1922|
|19||James "Curly" Avonblair||1934-1946|
(incumbent, six terms)