A long-time serving Blue Earth council member is calling it quits, adding to the
number of council seats that will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
Glenn Gaylord, who was elected in 2000 and is serving his sixth four-year term,
has submitted his letter of resignation.
“I feel that the council at this time is not representing the financial interests of the citizens of Blue Earth,” Gaylord wrote in his letter.
Gaylord did not respond to a request to provide further explanation on why he is stepping down.
City Administrator Mary Kennedy says Gaylord’s resignation letter is listed on the council’s May 2 meeting agenda.
“The council will need to approve the resignation and determine the next steps,” says Kennedy.
On the council, Gaylord has the title of vice mayor and his current term was set to end on Jan. 6, 2025.
Incumbent council members up for re-election include Russ Erichsrud, Wendy Cole, Marty Cassem and Ann Hanna.
The filing period for council races — along with county, state and federal contests —- runs from May 17 through 31.