Pine Forest Mayor Cathy Nagel resigns

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Pine Forest Mayor Cathy Nagel takes her oath of office on May 9th of this year after defeating her opponent in May’s City and School Election by a large majority. Mayor Nagel gave no reason for her resignation in her resignation letter.

The City of Pine Forest City Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Cathy Nagel on Monday night during their regularly scheduled July city council meeting. There was no comment about the Mayor Nagel’s resignation nor did her letter of resignation offer a reason for resigning.

“I believe she had personal reasons that she wanted to keep to herself,” said Pine Forest Mayor Pro-tem Wesley Brown.

Mayor Cathy Nagel was just re-elected to office during the May 4th, 2019 City and School Board election when she defeated former Pine Forest City Councilperson Brian Elliot with 72.88% of the vote of the small town. Since only fifty-nine registered voters who are citizens of Pine Forest actually cast ballots in the Mayors race, Nagel won her seat back with the votes of only 43 people, but that was enough to put her back in office without a runoff.

“I am aware that Mayor Nagel has had a recent online run-in with Orange City Councilperson Annette Carson-Pernell about religion and race,” said Pine Forest Mayor Pro-tem Wesley Brown. “I’m not really aware of the details of that discussion but, but I understand that their debate may have been about something that Cathy might have posted on her Facebook® page. I never saw what she had posted, she pulled it down soon afterwards, but I’ve been told that may have portrayed a caricature of a person in a less than flattering light.”



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