(MCT) -- The Seven Points City Council has approved moving Mayor Pro Tem Bill Hash into the vacant mayor's seat.
Mayor Kevin Pollock resigned to run for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 and is in a runoff election with Judge Dale Blaylock.
Hash had reason for wanting to be placed in the mayor's seat.
"If the council ever has a tie vote, there will be no possible way to break a tie without the Mayor as a tie-breaker," Hash said.
Hash had already announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 10 election.
Former Mayor Gerald Taylor also is running for the seat.