Jan 10, 2022

Wyoming mayor resigns after off-color texts become public

Posted Jan 10, 2022 4:45 PM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The mayor of Wyoming’s third-largest city has resigned after text messages she sent with off-color and denigrating remarks became public.

Gillette Mayor Louise Carter-King announced her resignation Thursday, two days after apologizing for the texts about City Council members and other local officials.

Carter-King says in her resignation letter she never intended to hurt anyone but recognizes she hurt people and damaged relationships with the texts disclosed by a former city administrator.

The Gillette News-Record reports the City Council plans to appoint a new mayor.

Carter-King became mayor in 2015. She previously served on the city council.