Weather Forecast

Hampton's mayor, Paye Flomo, has enabled his city to help Liberia start its own fire department by suggesting Hampton sell its used fire trucks to the country.

A historic first year for Hampton mayor


Hampton made international news in November of 2008 when the city elected Paye Flomo as its new mayor.

Flomo is the first native Liberian to be elected to a government office in the U.S., and some have suggested he's the first African-born American to be elected, he said.

Flomo's election was hugely popular in his native country.

"People were rejoicing in Liberia," he said.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
(651) 460-6606