Mike Romero, Rep Romero's son reached out to me and indicated that his father did indeed resign late yesterday as it was reported yesterday by the El Paso Times.
He also indicated very clearly that it was in fact due to health concerns.
Mike Romero made the point that his father isn't a career politician and the family believed that the stress of council isn't worth potentially losing his life over.
His son also explained that the question wasn't so much about the severity of the stroke but rather recovery and the possibility of another stroke that could potentially be more severe.
Mike Romero said running a business and being on council at the same time was just too stressful given his current health status.
Mike Romero was adamant that his father only got into politics to serve and has always done so with the best of intentions.