Lexington Council Member Scutchfield Steps Down for State Position
Lexington Council Member Jennifer Scutchfield has decided to resign her position on the governmental body to take a job with the State Board of Elections.
Scutchfield made the announcement Tuesday afternoon during the council work session.
“I do think this is a good time for me. It’s a good opportunity for me. Somebody is going to have to file to run by January 20, so this is a good time to open that up,” said Scutchfield.
Scutchfield, an attorney who represents the Seventh Council District, is in her third two year term.
Mayor Jim Gray and several council members offered their congratulations and praise for her work in city government.
Scutchfield begins her new job in Frankfort Monday as an Assistant Director for the State Board of Elections Monday.
The mayor now has 30 days to name someone to fulfill Scutchfield’s unexpired term. That term runs through 2018.