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Pereschuk quits Williamsport Council post

February 12, 2001|By ANDREA ROWLAND

Pereschuk quits Williamsport Council post



WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Councilman Earle R. Pereschuk Sr. resigned from his town post Monday night.

Pereschuk, 48, said in January he would forfeit his council seat to run against longtime Mayor John W. Slayman in March. The six-year councilman resigned following Monday night's Town Council meeting.

Slayman said the council must appoint a new council member to serve the remaining two years of Pereschuk's term.

Pereschuk, a county parks maintenance employee, had to resign from his council seat to run in the mayoral race because a majority of council members in May voted to prohibit town officers from running for other elected town posts without first forfeiting their current positions.

Pereschuk was the only council member to vote against the change to the town's charter, calling it "too restrictive" and "not fair to anyone."

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He will run as a member of the Independent Party in the March 5 town election.

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