Former Meadows Ward Councilor John Loregio

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City of Brandon Councilor for the Meadows-Waverly, John LoRegio has announced his resignation from council.

The resignation is effective as of January 31st.

LoRegio says in a statement that a health issue has forced him to resign.

“Ward residents deserve a Councillor’s full attention which I feel I can’t provide at this time,” said LoRegio. I would like to thank the Mayor and Council for all the help these last 8 years. Most importantly thanks to the residents for your support and friendship.”

LoRegio was first elected during a by-election for the Meadows Ward in June of 2013. He was reelected during the municipal elections of 2014 and 2018.

Mayor Rick Chrest said in a statement of his own that he is saddened to receive the resignation.

“However, I fully respect and understand his need to do so. Right now, he should focus on his health issue,” said Chrest. “John has been a most ardent voice for residents of his Ward and has always been a well prepared and productive contributor to all matters concerning our City.  We wish him well in all that lies ahead.”

With the resignation, there is currently a council vacancy that will be filled in the near future. When council vacancies arise with more than 12 months remaining in a term, a municipality is obliged to conduct a by-election to fill the vacancy. The City of Brandon will release details about any election in the future.