Local lawmakers were stunned as news of Hagerstown Mayor Richard F. Trump's resignation filtered down to the capital.
"I was completely and totally surprised by the news. I had absolutely no clue that this was going to happen," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington.
"I wish him well, and I hope that we can replace him with someone that can provide a better Hagerstown, ultimately. I'm confident that we can, and I know that a lot of people are interested in making sure that happens."
Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington and a former Hagerstown city councilman, said he was very surprised to hear of the resignation after Trump's "very spirited campaign" last spring.