Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces immediate resignation

Aug 11, 2020, 8:55 PM | Updated: Aug 12, 2020, 8:12 am

PHOENIX — Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announced her resignation Tuesday night during a Town Council meeting.

“Effective immediately following the adjournment of tonight’s council meeting, I am resigning from the office of Mayor of the Town of Gilbert,” she said.

“I have loved serving the Town of Gilbert for more than 11 years. I have worked alongside amazing people – staff and council members, regional and school leaders, business owners, volunteers, faith groups and friends and neighbors – all working to make our community a better place to live, work and play.”

Daniels did not elaborate regarding her decision, but didn’t run for reelection. Her term runs through the end of the year.

On Wednesday morning, Daniels was announced as one of four Maricopa County chairs for Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s reelection campaign.

Because no mayoral candidate in this month’s primary election achieved more than 50% of the vote, Gilbert residents will choose between the two highest vote-getters, Matt Nielsen and Brigette Peterson, in the November general election.

The Town Council will appoint an interim mayor to hold the role until the winner takes office in January.

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