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Montgomery County Council To Replace Valerie Ervin By February

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The Montgomery County council hopes to appoint a new member by the end of January, but the new member won't likely be on the council for long.

Councilwoman Valerie Ervin announced this week that she's resigning to take to executive director position at the New York-based non-profit Center For Working Families. Her resignation is effective Jan. 3. 

In a statement, council president Craig Rice says he and his colleagues want to appoint a replacement for Ervin to serve out the remaining year of her term by Jan. 31. Rice adds that the council will pick someone who is not intending to run for a full-term in next year's election. 

The county charter also mandates the appointee be from the same party as the person who resigned, so the new council member will be a Democrat like Ervin.

She represents District 5 in the county, the easternmost district which includes Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Burtonsville.

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