Blackwell Mayor Glenn Cox resigns citing “health issues”

Mike Seals - October 9, 2020 9:47 am

by Charles Gerian, Blackwell Journal-Tribune

Mayor Glenn Cox, who won a fierce election against former Mayor T.J. Greenfield in June, has officially submitted his resignation with the City of Blackwell citing health issues. The Blackwell Journal-Tribune received a copy of the letter shortly after.

“Effective immediately, I am resigning my position as Mayor of the City of Blackwell. Consistent with state statute, I am personally delivering this letter to you today,” Cox’s letter read.

“Since I was elected, I have suffered severe health setbacks and these issues continue. Blackwell deserves a Mayor who is always available to faithfully serve the residents of this community. I wish to thank everyone who supported my candidacy. I have enjoyed my time of service as your Mayor, and believe Blackwell is left in good hands with the current governance. I also want to thank my fellow councilpersons for their support of me during my time as Mayor and for their continued service and hard work.”

Cox concluded, stating “I hope to continue my efforts for the betterment of this community in the future.”

“The City Clerk office has received the resignation of Mayor Cox, citing health issues,” City Manager Janet Smith confirmed, acknowledging the resignation

Cox was sworn into office in early July.

Vice Mayor Steve Marquardt will now take over as acting Mayor for the City of Blackwell. The City Council will fill the ward vacancy left by Marquardt. Blackwell’s City Council will meet Thursday, October 15, at 6 p.m.

Cox is a retired dispatcher for the Blackwell Police Department. More information will be available in next week’s October 14 issue of the Blackwell Journal-Tribune.

 

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