Marionville Mayor Resigns

Published 04/22 2014 11:28AM

Updated 04/22 2014 11:35AM

MARIONVILLE, MO. --- The mayor of Marionville, Missouri has officially resigned from his position.

Dan Clevenger handed his letter over to officials at Marionville City Hall this morning.

This came after several citizens spoke last night about the comments he made after the deadly triple shooting at Jewish centers in Kansas -- the suspect is an man from Aurora who Clevenger says is a former friend.

Residents said Clevenger's comments do not represent Marionville and now they worry about the town's image.

The mayor said he does agree with some of the views of Frazier Glenn Miller, the suspect in the Kansas City killings.

Several community members said the controversy surrounding the mayor is unwarranted. They said his views were likely misconstrued. But they want it made clear -- prejudice of any kind is unacceptable.

"Mr. Clevenger I'm asking you to step down it's the right thing to do ... Please do not applaud."

"You are a representative of us ... We are not a representative of you -- what you say, what comes out of your mouth is what we say."

"It hurts me this week to read in the media what's been portrayed about him. It hurts me because it isn't true. Anyone who lives here and knows this man knows it isn't true."

Mayor Pro-Tem Kay Leffingwell will take over mayoral duties in the interim.

No timeline has been set as to when a new mayor would be named. But Marionville alderman are set to meet again May 8th.


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