November 27, 2012

Currier resigns from Winthrop Town Council

STAFF REPORT

WINTHROP -- Councilor Jennifer Currier has resigned from her seat after less than a year on the job, and a special election to fill the seat will be held Jan. 15.

Currier is the second town councilor to resign this year.

Council Chairman Kevin Cookson said Tuesday that Currier's resignation was effective Oct. 27, which was too late to put the seat on the Nov. 6 election ballot. In her letter, she cited personal reasons for quitting, he said.

Currier did not respond to a phone message left Tuesday. Cookson said Currier had been absent from council meetings this fall.

Nomination papers for the elected position are available now from the Town Office.

Currier won election to the post just over a year ago, topping fellow candidate Judith Stebbins by 12 votes 1,050 to 1,038.

Currier previously was on the town's Recreation Committee, the Winthrop Green Committee and the Comprehensive Planning Committee.

James Lattin, a town councilor since 2010, resigned earlier this year, and Lawrence Fitzgerald won election to that seat March 29 in a three-way race against Stebbins and Gilbert Turcotte. Fitzgerald won election to a full three-year term Nov. 6.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at OnlineSentinel.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)