Bloomington Ward 1 Alderman Bernie Anderson submitted his resignation to Mayor Steve Stockton recently. (WJBC File Photo)
By WJBC Staff
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington Ward 1 Alderman Bernie Anderson has submitted his resignation.
Anderson said Thursday that he is facing "significant health related issues."
Speaking on the phone, Anderson told WJBC he was moving full steam on his campaign when he suffered from health problems and ended up in the hospital. He said he talked to his family and made a decision appropriate for his constituents, family members and himself to resign.
Anderson said he hopes to be back one day and he hopes to get healthier.
"You'll see me. I'll still be out in the community," Anderson said.
He did want to stress that he enjoyed his time on the council and he hopes to come back to it one day.
Mayor Steve Stockton said he is accepting resumes for interim candidates until January 31. He said he plans to submit his appointment to the City Council by the February 11 regular meeting.
"We would have up to 60 days to complete the process but given that this appointment is only effective through the elections, this person will only serve between now and May," Stockton said. "I don't want to take an extended amount of time to make an appointment."