Idaho Mayor Resigns After Six Months

HAUSER, Idaho (AP) — The northern Idaho city of Hauser is looking for a new mayor.

The vacancy comes after Don Werst resigned from the job Monday citing too much political turmoil.

Werst served just six months after winning the job as a write-in candidate in elections last November.

During that time, the city became embroiled in a sexual harassment complaint and the termination of two contracts with service providers. Some frustrated citizens were also mounting a campaign to oust Werst.

In his resignation letter, Werst says the difficult issues facing the city created an undesirable work environment for him and other city leaders.

The city council will discuss plans to name a new mayor Wednesday.