Monday, December 4, 2023

Donnelly sworn in as Double Oak mayor

Former Double Oak Mayor Mike Donnelly was sworn in as mayor again on Monday evening.

Donnelly served as mayor from 2009-11 and 2013-21. He chose to not seek reelection last year, and Von Beougher was elected to succeed him. Beougher, however, resigned this summer after controversy surrounded his use of federal COVID-19 funds.

The Town Council sought to appoint someone to replace Beougher and finish out his term, which expires in May 2023. Donnelly and Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Johnson threw their hats in the ring, and the majority of council went with Donnelly during Monday night’s meeting; Johnson and Connie Schoenrade abstained, while Scott Whisenhunt, Jean Hillyer and Casey Parsons voted to appoint Donnelly.

“I appreciate the council’s confidence appointing me to serve as mayor,” Donnelly said. “I look forward to working with everyone for the good of Double Oak.”

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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