Seymour councilman resigns


A Seymour City Council member has resigned from office.

Republican Brian “Bubba” D’Arco told council members Monday night he no longer has the time needed to fulfill his duties because of recently taking a new job.

Besides owning Bubba’s Place in Seymour, he now is working as the project manager for Harmon Construction, which requires him to be out of town more, he said.

“I’ve had a little bit of a career change here lately, and it’s taking the majority of my time,” he said. “With my obligations to my new job, I cannot in good faith represent the residents of my district the way I have done before.”

He said he planned to file his official letter of resignation Tuesday at the Jackson County Courthouse.

D’Arco has represented District 2 since he was elected in 2011, defeating Democrat Jody Caviness. He then ran unopposed in 2015.

“I have enjoyed sitting on this council for almost seven years now,” he said. “I have absolutely loved serving this community. Thank you all for the opportunity.”

He said if his situation ever changes, he may consider running for office again.

Mayor Craig Luedeman thanked D’Arco for his service and dedication to the city.

Councilman Shawn Malone said D’Arco has been a valuable member of the council.

“We will miss your hard work and your knowledge,” Malone said.

Since D’Arco’s council seat is not up for election until 2019, the Jackson County Republican Party will have to conduct a caucus in the next 30 days to select a replacement to fill the vacancy.

Interested candidates must live in Council District 2, which is consists of Jackson 2 East and Jackson 2 West precincts, and be a registered Republican. Anyone who qualifies must file candidacy paperwork at the Jackson County Courthouse in Brownstown.

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