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1/15/05-Longview

Longview Council Members React To Mayors Resignation

     A day after Longview mayor Murray Moore resigned from his office, council members are still trying to make sense of it.

    "I don't think anyone saw this coming there was no discussion on the council" says councilman Andy Mack.

      Moores sudden withdraw over what he says were business concerns had some thinking it was a joke.

    "It was a shock, because i had no idea that this was going to happen" says councilwoman Sidney Bell Willis.

      And his resignation letter suggested council problems centered around Karen Hailey and Dr. Andy Mack, something Mack is upset by.

     "Its very disturbing to me that the mayor would resign and then cast stones without ever having discussed an issue with me, the mayor and i have worked together well for a year and a half, and for him to come out in this manner and say my attitude is disruptive to the council , it bothers me" says Mack.

    Councilwoman Karen Hailey e-mail us today saying quote "i was as surprised as anyone to hear yesterday evening that mayor Moore was resigning as mayor and somewhat regret it, but am disappointed that he used his resignation letter to make parting shots at councilman Mack and myself."

    Now council with try to recover and regroup to do what they were elected to do.

   "I believe the progress we've made so far will carry us farther" says Willis. Bob Hallmark reporting.

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