There is a new Mayor in town! At the May 11, 2021 Rosenberg City Council meeting, former Councilor At-Large Position 2 and Mayor ProTem Kevin Raines was officially sworn in as the new Mayor of Rosenberg. Tim Krugh was sworn in as Councilor At-Large, Position 1.
Both Raines and Krugh won their respective seats during the May 1 General Election. The Councilor At-Large Position 2 position was also on the ballot, which resulted in a runoff election set for June 12 between candidates Richard Olson and Alicia Casias. Early voting will be held June 1 through 8.
“Stealing the words of the great Lou Gehrig, ‘I feel like the luckiest man alive today,’” Mayor Raines told those in attendance at Tuesday night’s meeting. “You go through (the) election (campaign), you pour your heart and soul into something, and to see it manifest means a lot. I’m excited to work with the staff. I’m excited to work with this great council. I think we’re going to do great things.” Raines went on to add, “One of my key points is the beautification of the city. I want to make Rosenberg an attractive city for employees to love and residents to adore.”
Raines replaces former Mayor William Benton who was term-limited and Krugh replaces Councilor Herb Phelan who was appointed to fill the remainder of the term after the resignation of former Council Member Jacob Balderas.
Due to the recently passed City Charter amendments, the positions of Mayor, Councilor At-Large Position 1 and Councilor At-Large Position 2 will serve a one-year term this year, then in May of 2022, all Council positions will be on the ballot for the General Election for a two-year term.
For more information about the election or the upcoming runoff, visit rosenbergtx.gov/elections or call Citizen Relations at 832-595-3301.