BAYOU VISTA, Texas — Citing the recent death of his mother, Mayor Bobby Rosenquist resigned from office Monday night. The mayor had already been spending a lot of time out of state as his mother battled liver disease until she died last month.
“With my work schedule, family and city responsibilities, it’s been a very hectic time,” Rosenquist wrote. “As a result, I have relied heavily on Mayor Pro Tem Vaun Henry this past month to take care of the city business so I could handle family issues in North Carolina. Unfortunately, with this new turn of events, this does not look like things will change, and I will be in North Carolina for the better part of the next few months handling my mother’s estate.”
Rosenquist had been mayor since he was elevated from mayor pro tem after former Mayor Ed Flanagan resigned in November 2010. Rosenquist was elected to the mayor’s spot in 2011 and re-elected in May. He was unopposed.
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