LAMPASAS — Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harrison resigned Monday night during the City Council’s regularly scheduled workshop meeting. Harrison had one year left on his four-year term.
“I’ve just had several things come up in the last couple weeks — professionally with my job, my career and some in my personal life,” Harrison said. “Because time is of the essence, I will be stepping down right now.”
Harrison served three years alongside Mayor Jerry Grayson.
On April 1, he was promoted to captain at Marble Falls Fire Rescue. Juggling responsibilities of his job promotion, his family and his business — Harrison Construction Company, which he has operated for 12 years — Harrison was overwhelmed.
“My boy’s 7 and my daughter’s 14, so I have my hands full,” he said.
His resignation was unexpected, Grayson said.
According to the Lampasas City Charter, the council will appoint a resident or member to serve the remainder of Harrison’s term. During his resignation speech, Harrison requested Councilwoman T.J. Monroe fill his spot. Monroe did not run for re-election and will be leaving her position after the May 10 election.
“It’s a taxing job for sure, and you get it from all different angles,” Harrison said during his speech.