Garland pulls out of interim mayor selection, Weislogel likely appointment
(This updates a previous version of this story by addingt that Sean Garland was appointed council president pro tem Tuesday.)
Sherwood City Council member Sean Garland said he has withdrawn his application to be appointed as interim mayor of Sherwood. In a Sherwood City Council Facebook post, Garland said is withdrawing because he would have to give up his position as a City Council member if appointed. However, Garland said he will still run for mayor in the March 13 election, where he would remain on the council even if not selected mayor.
"Being Mayor of Sherwood is not an 'ego trip' for me," he wrote on his post. "I have no higher aspirations of State government positions. I simply want to give back to the community that has given my family so much."
Meanwhile, Garland was appointed 4-0 as council president pro tem during a brief special meeting on Oct. 31.
Garland's withdrawal leaves Lee Weislogel, a long-time former council member, as the sole applicant for the temporary seat, which could be determined during the Nov. 7 council meeting.
Weislogel has said he will not seek the full-time mayor's seat, which became vacant by the recent resignation of Krisanna Clark-Endicott. The deadline to run for mayor in election is Jan. 5.
In addition to serving as council member, Weislogel has also served on the Planning Commission and SURPAC (the city' urban renewal agency). He served as president of Sherwood Main Street for six years and currently serves its chairman of the advisory board.
Weislogel is also a member of Friends of the Sherwood enter for the Arts, the Robin Hood Festival Association and the Sherwood Historical Society along with numerous other city groups and organizations.