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April 17, 2024

Rosedale Elects New Mayor

Robinson sworn into office on March 4

By Anne Martin

The Bolivar Bullet

The town of Rosedale has a new mayor. Former City Councilman Tracy Robinson was the victor in the special run-off election held Feb. 27.

    Robinson defeated Cary “Dinky” Estes, 242 to 196. During a special ceremony held at the Bolivar County Courthouse in Rosedale on March 4, Robinson was sworn into office by Judge Aelicia Thomas. Thomas, who was the mayor of the west Bolivar County community, vacated the seat when she was elected Bolivar County Court Judge last November.

The newly elected mayor will serve out the remainder of Thomas’ term, which expires in December 2024.

The 55-year-old Robinson has been employed with Cives Steel Co. in Rosedale for 36 years, where he is currently a supervisor. He has been out of city government for two years after serving on the Council for 16 years representing Ward 4. He was also Vice Mayor under Mayor Cary Estes during those years.

“I feel like there is some unfinished business with the city,” said Robinson. “We need to get our finances in order, clean up the town and take care of flooding issues.”

Since Thomas’ departure, Vice Mayor Charles Turner assumed the duties of interim mayor.

Robinson presided over his first city council meeting March 7.

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