Tom Smith has resigned From Brunswick city Council. I’m going after that empty seat. No write in this time. Spread the word I’ll need 20 signatures and then getting the votes..:) Again a no cost campaign. No signs just me and whomever wishes to volunteer. I’m out and about every week doing my mowing thing. Let’s get this done. William Warren for Brunswick City Council.
Longtime Brunswick council member and former Mayor Tom Smith announced his resignation Wednesday after Tuesday’s mayor and council elections.
Smith, who served as mayor from 1994 to 2000 and spent a total of 22 years as an elected official in Brunswick, said at 67, he wanted to spend more time with his family, including a great-grandchild who is his pride and joy.
The results of Tuesday’s elections, in which City Council member Karin Tome won as mayor over incumbent Carroll Jones, also played a part in his decision, Smith said.
Smith said he ran for his current four-year term on the council, which would have ended in two years, because Jones asked him to.
“If Carroll would have won, I probably would have stayed,” he said. “Carroll’s not there, so it’s time to move on.”
Smith said he leaves office on good terms with his colleagues and he apologizes to supporters for not fulfilling his term.
“As with any endeavor, there comes a time when one must move on and take another direction. That time for me is now,” Smith wrote in a letter to the residents of Brunswick that he left at City Hall.