Mayor of Republic resigns to focus on full-time career

Local News

Courtesy of the City of Republic

REPUBLIC, Mo. — The mayor of the city of Republic announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Former Mayor Jeff Ussery says this was a hard decision to come to, but he has “taken on a new role” within his career, leaving him with little time to put towards his requirements as a mayor.

“While I have absolutely loved serving as your mayor, I have to consider the time constraints I have in life currently and the effect that has on my family,” said Ussery. “I have made the decision to step down as mayor. As much as I love serving in this part-time capacity, I have to focus on my family and my full-time career.”

The City of Republic says the council meeting planned for Tuesday, July 21, will be Ussery’s last meeting.

Matt Russell will fill Ussery’s seat until a new mayor is elected.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Ozarks Politics

More Ozarks Politics

Local Sports

More Local Sports

World News

More World News

Trending Stories

Washington DC Bureau

Washington DC Bureau

Newsfeed Now

More Newsfeed Now

TLC Properties