Cort was chosen as mayor last month by fellow council members to complete the term of Jim Costello, who resigned in May for health reasons.
Davis got the minimum of four votes needed for election. Councilwoman Lisa Bennett was absent.
The other applicants were David Dilworth, executive director of Helping Our Peninsula’s Environment; Victoria Stilwell, owner of The Woodenickel; Lee Willoughby, co-director of the Pacific Grove-based Tidepool Coalition; and residents Carmelita Garcia, Albert Zuniga and Mitchell Matthews.
Dilworth withdrew his name from consideration as his interview began and threw his support behind Willoughby.
C’mon Dilworth, don’t cut and run, try and finish what you start.