The Cibolo City Council announced Tuesday that it will hold a hearing to determine if Mayor Stan Boyle is qualified to keep his position – just three months before he is up for re-election, KENS-5 reported.
The council held an executive session Tuesday night before reconvening and approving a motion asking that Boyle forfeit his position. Boyle said he would not step down, so the council will hold a hearing, as required by the charter, before they can forcibly remove him from office.
The TV station reported that the move to oust Boyle was spurred by the recent revelation that Boyle was convicted in 1998 of the felony charge of conspiracy to possess MDA – commonly known as Ecstasy – with the intent to distribute. Boyle pleaded guilty and served a probated sentence.
KENS-5 pointed out that the state election code says that to be eligible to run for public office, a person cannot have been convicted of a felony. Boyle signed an oath in his re-election application that said he has not been convicted of any felony for which he had not been pardoned.
Boyle released a statement to the TV station that said he got into trouble with the law as a 21-year-old.
“Thank God we have a system that allowed me to learn and grow as a person,” he said. “I successfully completed my probation and haven’t looked back since. I have and will continue to not only improve myself as a person, but help others around me.”