Craig Florian has resigned from his Ward I seat on the Glenwood City Council, but hopes to be elected back to the council in the Nov. 8 city election as the representative for Ward II.
“Due to may family’s recent decision to move within the city limits of Glenwood, I hereby tender my resignation as Ward I city councilman,” Florian stated in a letter submitted to fellow council members at their Sept. 13 regular meeting. I will be moving out of Ward I and into Ward II effective Sept. 22, 2011. I am sorry to say that since I will no longer reside in Ward I, I can no longer represent those citizens after Sept. 22.”
Florian indicated that he intends to run in November for the Ward II seat on the council currently occupied by Allan Christiansen, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek re-election after serving for more than two decades.
Ward I is composed of the southern and extreme eastern edges of the city limits. Ward II takes in the northwest sector of the city.
The council will appoint a replacement for Florian in Ward I to serve on an interim basis through the end of the calendar year, but that seat will be up for election on the November municipal ballot, in addition to the Ward II seat and the at-large seat currently held by Kay LeFever. Mayor Kim Clark is also up for re-election in November.
The candidate filing deadline at local city clerks’ offices for November’s city elections in Mills County is Thursday, Sept. 22. Additional information is available from the county auditor’s office.