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Cape Council member resigns

By Staff | Sep 23, 2019

Cape Coral Councilmember David Stokes has resigned effective immediately.

The council member, who previously said he would not seek re-elected, announced his resignation via email:

“Good Morning,

“3 months ago, I sent out a press release that I would be moving out of the area in the future/not seek re-election to spend more time with our family. I am resigning effective immediately 0900 September 23rd 2019 so that City Council can start the appointment process right away and finish the appointment before the Holiday Season/Winter City Council Hiatus. In the 17 years we have lived in Cape Coral we raised our children in this safe and wonderful city that we came to love we made great friends we will miss. I will miss the residents, business owners and great employees that have made Cape Coral the fantastic city that it is. I am certain that in our City of 193,000 residents there will be many great citizens that will step forward to be considered for appointment to District 5. I am leaving public life effective immediately and ask the News Media to not contact me for an interview or any further comment.

“God Bless,

“Dave Stokes

City of Cape Coral

Council Member, District 5″