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Cape Coral City Councilman Rick Williams resigns

Cape Coral City Councilman Rick Williams resigns
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Cape Coral City Council Member Rick Williams stepped down from his position with the city, according to a release from the city of Cape Coral.

Williams submitted a letter of resignation to the council Thursday that went into effect immediately.

“My most cherished contribution has been serving our future leaders, by initiating and working with the Youth Council,” Williams said in a statement.

Williams said he plans to take this time to focus on his health and well-being. 

READ THE RESIGNATION LETTER HERE:

“I want to thank Rick for his contributions and service to the City and the Cape Coral residents,” said Mayor John Gunter. “On behalf of the City Council, we wish him well.” 

The councilman was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. His term was set to expire in 2022, the city said in a news release.

He is a retired 26-year U.S. Navy veteran.

Cape Coral City Council will be holding a special meeting on the new vacancy on Monday.

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