Council Member Marc Kilmer, recently re-elected to a second term on the Wicomico County Council, has resigned from office as family obligations compel him to move westward.
Kilmer made his announcement – effective June 15 – via social media, posting his family plans on his facebook page:
I am writing to inform you that my family and I are moving out of Wicomico County at the end of June, which means I will have to resign my position on the Wicomico County Council. This resignation will be effective on June 15.
This wasn’t a decision that my family and I undertook lightly. However, family needs in Idaho have come to a point where I feel compelled to return there to assist with family issues. My immediate family is not a large one, and it is important that I return to help.
When running for re-election last year, I did not anticipate that this situation would arise. However, it has, and that means I must leave my position early. I certainly did not want to quit in the middle of the term, but my presence is needed with my family in Idaho.
It has been an honor to serve the people of Wicomico County over the past five years. There are many great people throughout District 2 who make up the backbone of our communities. I am saddened that my time serving them has to end, but I will always appreciate the trust they placed in me.
Kilmer’s position will now need to be filed within 45 days, according to the Wicomico County charter, with the nominees screened by the county’s Republican Central Committee. In 2020, a special election would be held to select a replacement to finish out the rest of the four-year term.