MT. VERNON — Jefferson County Board member Jeremy Hall has submitted his resignation.
Hall said on Tuesday he has accepted employment out of the county.
Hall, a Democrat, was first appointed to the Board in January 2012 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Jim Nelson and then won the seat in District 11 in November. He had no opposition in the upcoming general election.
Hall informed party chairman Alice Harris of his decision on Tuesday and informed other Board members via e-mail later in the day.
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve on the Jefferson County Board the last three years and representing residents on important issues,” Hall stated. “I’ve been presented with a career opportunity that creates a conflict of interest with my service on the Board and I have decided to accept this opportunity.”
Hall added, “I thank the fellow board members for their teamwork and dedication to county business and wish them well in their future endeavors.”
District 11 covers most of the downtown area, stretching from Seventh Street to 27th Street, including Broadway.
The County Board has already lost two of its current members this year. Jim Laird (District 7) and Don Rector (District 8) both announced earlier they will not be seeking re-election. District 7 candidates are Mike Neuman, a Republican, and Democrat Justin Fulkerson. District 8 will be filled by Republican Clifford Lindemann of Bluford, who beat out Mike Bullard during the March primary.
Harris is likely to make a recommendation to fill Hall’s vacancy to County Board Chairman Robert White prior to the Board’s monthly meeting on Monday, June 23.