WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. — The White Springs Town Council has an open seat to fill.

Spencer Lofton submitted a letter of resignation Sept. 21, effective today, after he and his wife, Lisa, have bought a house and moved to Lake City.

In the letter, Lofton said they have been “blessed with a family home. For this reason I must resign from the White Springs Town Council.

Lofton was appointed to the council in December 2017 to fill an opening created when the council declared Helen Miller’s seat vacated by a 3-1 vote from a field of five candidates.

In April 2018, Lofton was then chosen to serve as mayor.

He held that position for a year when Miller was named mayor after being reelected the year prior.

Lofton had also served previously on the council prior to resigning in June 2011 to focus more time and energy on the HOPE summer enrichment program, which he served as director of at the time.

That program is one of the highlights on Lofton’s decade in White Springs he said in his letter, noting the $236,000 grant that led to the program and crediting it for helping to raise South Hamilton Elementary’s school grade from a D to an A.

Lofton also mentioned grants that help fund tennis courts and batting cages at Ogburn Field as positives that he helped bring to the town.

Lofton said he was “blessed” to have been afford the opportunity to serve the community and help in the enrichment of the town.

The council will appoint someone to fill Lofton’s seat until the end of his term, which is in April 2020.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government and police. ​

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