Mayor of Clinton IL Resigns

November 17, 2010

The mayor of the DeWitt County city of Clinton has resigned.

Ed Wollet on Tuesday said he plans to move to Springfield at the end of the month. He was elected in 2007 and had previously announced that he didn't plan to seek a second term.

The retired Clinton school teacher says he's enjoyed being the mayor of Clinton but he now plans to move closer to his family so he can spend time with his grandchildren.

Tom Edmunds is the city's finance commissioner, and he'll take over for Wollet.

Edmunds tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that it's likely the city council will keep the mayor's position open until the April election, rather than appointing a short-term successor.

(Photo courtesy of Ed Wollet)

Story source: AP