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Island Mayor Stahl not seeking re-election

February 16, 2019

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Changes are on the horizon for the Island’s city council.

South Padre Island Mayor Dennis Stahl submitted his resignation Wednesday, Feb. 13 to city secretary Susan Hill.

However, he will complete his two-year term as mayor.

Six years ago, Stahl and his wife moved to the Island to retire following their business career.

Stahl became a member of the council in 2014 before being elected as mayor in 2017 in an unopposed race.

“ It has been a good run, but will shortly be over,” Stahl wrote in an email obtained through the city secretary’s office.

According to the email, the resignation is effective when citizens elect a new mayor and his successor is sworn in following the May 4 election.

City council member Ken Medders, Jr. is the Island’s current Mayor Pro-Tem.

Stahl plans to assist city leaders over the following three months on transition matters.

“ Thanks to our many citizens, acquaintances and friends for your input and support,” Stahl wrote. “ We’ve enjoyed getting to know you better. I would also like to thank the various city council members, federal, state, and county officials who I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside.”

Stahl said he and his wife look forward to a simpler, healthier re-retirement that was postponed for a few years.

ahernandez@valleystar.com