Johnson to Step Down from Champaign Council for New Job

February 24, 2010

The city of Champaign is looking for a new council member to represent a portion of southwest Champaign.

Dave Johnson says he will step down from his District 5 council seat after next week's council meeting - in a news release from the city, Johnson says he will be moving to Cleveland to accept a new job. Johnson was elected to his first term last April. Council members will discuss the succession process next Tuesday - whoever the full council chooses from applicants will have to have lived in Champaign for at least a year and be a District Five resident. That person would fill Johnson's seat until the next consolidated election in 2011.

Story source: AP