Uvalde Mayor Abruptly Resigns, Due To Health Concerns

Mayor Cody Smith

Photo: City of Uvalde

Uvalde has an interim mayor for the time being following the abrupt resignation of Mayor Cody Smith on Monday. Smith said he was stepping down because of health problems.

“I want to thank members of the Uvalde community for their thoughts and prayers during my ongoing recovery from unexpected medical issues I have experienced in recent weeks. After much consultation and prayer, I have decided to resign as Mayor of the City of Uvalde to focus on my health," said Smith. "It has been a great honor to serve the city and community I love, and I have great confidence that Mayor Pro-Tem Everardo Zamora will serve with honor until the next mayor is elected on November 5, 2024.”

Smith had served as Uvalde's mayor from 2008 to 2012, and was reelected last November in a special election. He defeated Kimberly Mata-Rubio, a gun control advocate whose ten-year-old daughter was killed in the 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary School. Mayor Pro-Tem Everardo Zamora will fill the seat until a new mayor is elected in November.

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