CIBOLO —Stanley “Stosh” Boyle remains the mayor.
A City Council vote to determine his eligibility for the position ended in a 3-3 tie after a public hearing Aug. 20. Removal from office required five votes.
Boyle, 43, was convicted of a federal felony drug charge in 1998. The mayor, who was 21 at the time of his arrest on a charge of conspiracy to manufacture ecstasy, served four years of probation.
Texas law says a candidate is eligible for public office only if he/she has not been convicted of a felony from which he/she has not been pardoned or otherwise released.
Boyle’s past was dredged up following a two-hour executive session July 23. At the time, five council members voted for the mayor to forfeit his position.
Boyle declined the request, prompting the Aug. 20 packed public meeting and subsequent tie vote on the mayor’s fate.
During the past few weeks, several residents have voiced their support for Boyle. Many showed up at the meeting wearing #StandWithStosh” T-shirts.
The mayor is planning to run for reelection in November.
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