Former Meadows Ward Councilor John Loregio
(photo credit: Brandon.ca)
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.