SALISBURY — After a month-long vetting process, he Salisbury City Council this week tapped its newest member, R. Hardy Rudasil, to fill a vacancy in District 5 created in September when Council Vice President Laura Mitchell resigned.
Citing personal and family issues, Salisbury City Council Vice President Laura Mitchell last month announced her resignation effective at the end of September. Mitchell, who was first elected to the Salisbury City Council in 2011 and re-elected to a second term last year, announced her decision in mid-September, setting in motion a process spelled out in the city’s charter to replace her.
Mitchell said at her resignation announcement her husband last spring had taken a position with a research firm in Montgomery County last spring and the couple had been back and forth between the jurisdictions since. The loss of an infant grandchild last summer expedited the decision to make the family whole again and precipitated the resignation announcement.