CORRECTION: There are five candidates seeking three alderman seats this fall. They are incumbents Jacquie Gist and Randee Haven-O'Donnell and challengers Sharon Cook, Tim Peck and Samy Slade.
Carrboro Alderman John Herrera had already said he would not seek re-election this fall. Now he has resigned five months before the end of his term.
Town clerk Sarah Williamson announced this morning that Herrera, a native Costa Rican and one of the first Hispanic immigrants elected to municipal office in the state, has moved out of Carrboro and resigned effective immediately.
Herrera had thrown his support behind candidate Sammy Slade in this fall's election when he announced he would not seek re-election. Three candidates are seeking three seats. The others are incumbents Jacquie Gist and Randee Haven O'Donnell.
The Board of Aldermen is on summer break and has not decided how to respond to Herrera's resignation.
Herrera, a founder of the Latino Community Credit Union, had expressed frustration with the pace of government decision making. He recently remarried and said he needed to spend more time with his family.