Tanner Rose appointed as Hutto mayor pro tem

Hutto City Council appointed Council Member Tanner Rose as mayor pro tem in a 5-2 vote. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Council appointed Council Member Tanner Rose as mayor pro tem in a 5-2 vote. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto City Council appointed Council Member Tanner Rose as mayor pro tem in a 5-2 vote. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto City Council voted 5-2 to appoint Council Member Tanner Rose as the mayor pro tem during its May 20 meeting.

Rose was elected to the Place 6 seat in May 2019.

The mayor pro tem is a council member elected by the City Council to act as mayor during the disability, absence or failure of the mayor to carry out the duties of the office, according to the Hutto City Charter. The council decided April 1 to postpone the appointment until after the May 1 election, following the rules of the city charter.

The May 1 election also included several city charter amendments that voters approved, including that future mayor pro tems would have to be appointed at the next regular City Council meeting after the date the office is declared vacant.

Council Members Peter Gordon and Mandi Villarreal Salvo voted against the appointment. Gordon said he wanted to wait until after the June 5 runoff election when the new council member for Place 5 has been elected and suggested appointing Council Member Mike Arismendez as a placeholder until then.


Because Arismendez is filling the Place 5 seat until the results of the June 5 election are canvassed, Mayor Mike Snyder said he felt appointing Arismendez as a placeholder would be a waste of time. Council declared the Place 5 seat vacant April 15 following three absences by former Council Member Patti Martinez, who announced her resignation April 7.
By Megan Cardona

Reporter, Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions. In 2020, she graduated with a degree in communication from UT-Arlington, where she worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years covering student affairs, campus administration and the city of Arlington.