Republican Councilwoman Jeannie Tsukamoto has resigned from Madison's governing body after nearly six years in office.
Tsukamoto sent a letter to the borough clerk Thursday saying her resignation is effective Friday. Her three-year term was up at the end of the December and she had opted not to seek re-election.
Tsukamoto wrote in the resignation letter that she looks forward "to continuing to serve our community in all my other volunteer endeavors." She did not say why she is stepping down.
Madison Republicans are expected to submit to the governing body the names of three candidates to fill the vacancy. The Borough Council then would appoint one of the candidates to fill the seat for the remainder of the year.
Tsukamoto's resignation letter, dated Aug. 29 and addressed to Borough Clerk Elizabeth Osborne, is below.
I resign from the Borough Council effective August 30, 2013. I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to all my colleagues on the governing body and the borough employees and volunteers whom I have had the pleasure of working with for almost six years. I have very much enjoyed serving Madison and its taxpayers, and I look forward to continuing to serve our community in all my other volunteer endeavors.