Councilwoman Helen Anthony Resigns Effective Nov. 30

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago October 15, 2012 Oct 15, 2012 Monday, October 15 2012 Monday, October 15, 2012 9:31:00 PM CDT in News
By: KOMU 8 Staff

COLUMBIA - Helen Anthony, the 5th Ward Councilwoman in Columbia announced Monday evening that she is resigning effective November 30.

Anthony's husband took a job in Providence, Rhode Island shortly after she was elected in 2011.  She said they had to make a hard decision, but she was so excited about being elected that they would live apart.

"Since then, I had experienced some of the travel to go back and visit with him and it's been pretty extensive," Anthony said.

Anthony said family was a main reason for her resignation.

"My father who lives in Connecticut is 83 years old and just had a valve replacement this summer and it's made me realize I need to speed as much time with family as possible," Anthony said.

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