Statesboro Councilman to Resign as of December 31

Councilman Phil Boyum said during Tuesday’s City Council meeting that he will resign from office as of December 31, 2023.

Boyum, who represents District 1, noted that he would not offer details on the specifics but given that an election for other council seats would be held on November 7, 2023, he would be asking for a special election to run concurrently for that election cycle. Qualifying for those seats is at the end of this month.

Boyum has served on the council for the last eleven years.

Mayor Jonathan McCollar asked that everyone give Boyum a round of applause, saying ‘We don’t see eye to eye, but you work damn hard.”

Boyum replied, “You can do more of that in December.”

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and co-creator of of the Peabody Award-nominated podcast 'Prison Town.'

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