Montgomery County Council Member Valerie Ervin (D-District 5) announced on Tuesday her resignation from the council to lead nonprofit organization Center for Working Families, Silver Spring Patch reported.
Ervin will leave her seat on the council in January, the council's office reported.
According to Section 106 of the county's charter, when a council member in the final year of his or her term leaves the council, creating a vacancy, a "majority of the remaining members of the council shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy within 30 days."
"An appointee to fill a vacancy, when succeeding a party member, shall be a member of the same political party as the person elected to such office at the time of election," the charter continues.
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