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Tucson Vice-Mayor Rodney Glassman resigns to run for U.S. Senate

By Paul Birmingham - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - It's official - Tucson Vice-Mayor Rodney Glassman has announced he's resigning his council seat effective immediately, so that he can run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. John McCain.

Glassman was elected to the City Council in 2007. He's a University of Arizona graduate, a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and has served in the United States Air Force JAG Reserve.

The Tucson Mayor and Council will decide next week how to begin the process of filling Glassman's seat. It will be up to the Mayor and remaining Council members to choose a successor. That person must have lived in the city for three years, and have been a resident of Ward Two for at least one year. Glassman is a democrat, but his successor will not be selected based on party affiliation.

Stay with KOLD News 13 for continuing coverage of this developing story.

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