Edmonds City Councilmember Dave Orvis announced Thursday morning via email that he is resigning from the City Council, effective May 31. Orvis, who was acquitted last month on charges that he assaulted his 13-year-old son, said he “cannot simultaneously rise to the challenges at home and rise to the challenges of serving as a council member.”
Orvis, a software engineer, is in his third term on the council. Here is the email he sent Thursday morning:
To the citizens, the mayor, and my fellow council members,
It is with a sad heart that I must announce my resignation from the Edmonds City Council, effective May 31st, 2010.
As you are all well aware, my family is facing many challenges. I have determined that I cannot simultaneously rise to the challenges at home and rise to the challenges of serving as a council member. Therefore, I must choose, and I choose my family.
I will never forget the ten years that the citizens have allowed me to serve as their council member. I am deeply honored and I will miss hearing from them at council meetings.
Soon to be citizen of Edmonds