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Kiowa Mayor Ron Rohr resigns suddenly; Councilmember Bill Watson new mayor

South Barber Principal Brent Shaffer to fill Watson's term on Kiowa City Council


January 23, 2019

Longtime Kiowa City Councilmember and former mayor Bill Watson is administered the oath of office as Kiowa's new mayor from City Clerk Trish Brewer.

Unexpected change best describes what's happened with the Kiowa City Council the past week.

At the regular monthly meeting of Kiowa's City Council on Monday, Jan. 14, Mayor Ron Rohr conducted business as usual with no indication to the public that he was leaving.

Then two days later, Jan. 16, Rohr submitted his letter of resignation to Kiowa City Administrator Lou Leone. Rohr's letter follows:

To the People of Kiowa,

I, Ron Rohr, with the greatest respect and humility, do hereby resign my office of the Mayor of Kiowa, effective immediately, 1-16-19. The reasons are health related and thos...

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