Bill Benton conducted his last regular Rosenberg City Council meeting as mayor this week.
With the May 1 election results in, and Kevin Raines taking his spot, Benton’s time serving the city in a mayoral capacity has reached its end.
Before Tuesday’s meeting began, Benton congratulated Raines on his victory.
“And I want to congratulate Mr. Tim Krugh,” Benton added.
Krugh was elected to the At-Large Position 1 seat. He faced three other candidates, but came out on top, garnering 55% of the votes.
“Also want to congratulate Richard Olson and Alicia Casias,” Benton continued. “They’re good people.”
Because none of the candidates seeking the At-Large Position 2 seat on Saturday earned at least 50% of the votes cast, there will be a runoff election between the top-two vote getters.
The top vote getter was Olson, who earned 45% of the votes. He will face Casias in the June 12 runoff election. She earned 25% of the votes.
Olson was elected to a two-year term in May 2018. He sought re-election in November 2020 but was defeated by Marc Morales.
Early voting for the runoff election will be held June 1-8.
Council member Herb Phelan, serving the At-Large Position 1 seat, thanked the mayor and council for allowing him to serve out the remainder of former councilor Jacob Balderas’ term.
“I wish all the best to the new council coming in,” Phelan added.
In turn, Benton thanked Phelan for agreeing to serve on council between March and May.
“You helped us out,” he told Phelan. “On behalf of the city and behalf of the citizens, thank you so much.”
The newly elected council members will take their oath of office during a special-called meeting next week.
The meeting, which will be held in person, begins at 6:30 p.m.
Seating will be limited; masks will be recommended and encouraged. There will be mandatory temperature checks.
Meetings can also be watched live on the city’s YouTube Channel “RosenbergTXGov,” on the city’s website at www.rosenbergtx.gov/tv, and on Comcast Channel 16 for residents within the city limits.