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Cape Coral council member resigns Monday

Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 11:08:01-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Cape Coral City Council is working to fill an open position before the holiday season following the resignation of council member Davis Stokes on Monday.

Stokes emailed city administrators on Monday announcing his resignation, effective immediately.

In the letter, Stokes writes that he announced three months ago his intention to move out of the area in the future and to not seek re-election. He says the resignation will allow the council to immediately begin the appointment process.

"In the 17 years we have lived in Cape Coral we raised our children in this safe and wonderful city that we came to love we made great friends we will miss. I will miss the residents, business owners and great employees that have made Cape Coral the fantastic city that it is," he writes.

His term was set to expire in 2020.