May 1, 2013

Fuller resigns from his City Council seat

City Councilor Kevin Fuller is resigning from his council seat as of 5 p.m. today.
Citing “personal reasons,” Fuller told the mayor he was leaving with “a heavy heart.”
Fuller, a Democrat, is in his second term. He had sought to run for mayor this year, but pulled out of the race recently.
“Kevin has served his constituency and the city of Bristol with both distinction and dedication, committing his sole mission to be for the betterment and best interests of the people of this community,” Mayor Art Ward said.
Ward said that Fuller told him of the decision Wednesday and handed in a short resignation letter.
“It has been an honor to serve as a councilman under your terms of mayor,” Fuller wrote. “Not only have you been an example to follow but I consider you a friend for life.”
Ward said he did not know what personal reasons may have caused Fuller to resign.
Fuller, a computer technician for the Board of Education, has been working long hours lately. He also runs Dunphy’s Ice Cream Parlor on Stafford Avenue and plans to expand it.
City officials who heard the news late Wednesday expressed shock.
City Councilor Ken Cockayne said that Real Estate Committee slated for Thursday to discuss the fate of Jennings and Memorial Boulevard Schools will no longer take up the schools issue.
“I’m alone now,” Ward told officials at an industrial committee meeting Wednesday.

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