Lakeside mayor unexpectedly resigns

Lakeside mayor unexpectedly resigns »Play Video

LAKESIDE, Ore. -- The Mayor of Lakeside resigned Thursday night, just before he was to be sworn in for a new term.

Ed Gowan turned in his keys and submitted his resignation letter about an hour before the ceremony, according to city council members.

Gowan served one term as mayor and survived a recall election in recent years.

Councilors told KCBY News it was a last minute surprise that Gowan resigned.

The council will now have to decide if they will hold a special election for his replacement at an upcoming meeting.