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Hal Ezzell resigns from Norman City Council

Hal Ezzell has announced he is resigning from the Ward 3 post on the Norman City Council because he has remarried and is moving out of the ward.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: July 10, 2012
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Hal Ezzell is resigning his Ward 3 city council post, effective July 31. Ezzell said he has remarried and will be moving out of Ward 3, which would make him ineligible to continue serving.

Ezzell notified other council members and the mayor by email Tuesday afternoon. According to the city charter, the remaining council members will have to decide on and vote for a replacement.

Ezzell has been a Ward 3 councilman since 2007. He made an unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2010.

“It is with mixed emotions that I resign,” Ezzell said in his email. “I had every expectation of fulfilling my third, and final, term on the council.”

However, he said, when he remarried he “doubled my child count from 3 to 6 children, necessitating a search for a larger house to accommodate all of us.”

Ezzell said he did not expect to sell his house and find another house to buy so quickly.

In the email tendering his resignation, Ezzell said he hoped the council would follow the charter and vote for a replacement quickly.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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