Bellevue City Councilman Scott Houghtaling has announced that he will resign from the Bellevue City Council effective March 31, 2013.
Councilman Houghtaling announced his resignation in the following statement:
“It is with great sadness that I must resign as a Bellevue City Councilman. I do this after a great deal of thought and consideration. Unfortunately due to the passing of my boss and close colleague, I have been asked to accept a now vacant position. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve on the City Council and I am proud of the work we did together. I have thoroughly enjoyed my association with the Council and sincerely thank my fellow Council members, city staff and the citizens of Bellevue for the opportunity to serve the last five years. I leave the City of Bellevue better off than it was in 2008 when I gained my seat on the City Council and I have faith that the remaining Council members and city staff will continue to lead our great city. This very difficult decision will provide me an opportunity to further my career in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie as Assistant to the Grand Worthy President. Sadly, this position will take me away from the Bellevue area but Bellevue will always be in my heart and the place that I call home.”
Mr. Houghtaling has been the Bellevue City Councilman for Ward I since 2008. He was re-elected to his second term in 2012. The Bellevue City Council elected him to serve as Council President in 2012. Mr. Houghtaling is most proud of his work on various public safety issues, neighborhood improvements, budget planning and working for overall transparency in government.
For more information from Councilman Houghtaling he can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org