David Maffei

Councilman David Maffei, who opted to not run for reelection this year, has resigned from council several months shy of the end of his term.

Lawrence Township Clerk Kathleen Norcia said that Maffei, a Democrat, had submitted a written notice of resignation from council, effective that day, Oct. 24. His term ends on Dec. 31 this year, and his successor will be decided in the Nov. 5 election.

Norcia said that Maffei did not list a reason for his resignation in the letter.

It will be up to council to choose his replacement for the remaining two months of Maffei’s turn.

According to Norcia, the township Democratic Committee will recommend three replacements to the council. The governing body’s four remaining members will choose a successor from those candidates.