Alderperson David Gelinas ’07 announced yesterday that he would resign from the Common Council at the end of 2007.
There will now be two open seats for the Fourth Ward in November, since Gayraud Townsend’s ’05 term ends this year. The Fourth Ward includes Collegetown.
There were recent rumors that Gelinas would resign after he graduates in May.
“If I were to fulfill the last two years of my term, the students who had originally elected me would no longer be living in the ward,” Gelinas stated in a press release. “Also being a alumni (sic), I would be extremely disconnected from the campus issues most directly affecting my largest group of constituents.”