He cites differences of opinion with Mayor-Elect Tome.
Rick Weldon has resigned as Brunswick City Administrator. His last day on the job is August 24th, but he says he's willing to stay on until a replacement is named.
Weldon was named to the position last year. He has also served in a similar capacity in the City of Frederick under former Mayor Jim Grimes. In addition, Weldon served for a brief time as county commissioner, and was a state delegate.
While not going into too many details, Weldon said that the incoming mayor should have a staff which is dedicated to carrying out her vision and goals for the future. "In Mayor-Elect Tome's case, there are a lot of issues that she feels very passionate about that maybe I don't share her same level of enthusiasm," he says. "And instead of being an obstacle as she tries to get her agenda put in place, I think it's better if I remove myself from the situation, and allow her to bring somebody in to give her that unconditional support that she deserves."
When asked if he would elaborate on the issues that he and Tome disagree, Weldon responded "I prefer not to."
He also pointed out that when there's a change at the top, such as the election of a new mayor, new staff people are often brought on board. "I don't think it's a bad thing. I don't think it's a good thing. I just think it's just the practical political reality, and I think I know that better than anybody," he says.