O'Fallon, Missouri city councilman Michael Snowden is stepping down after just five months in office.
Snowden was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former councilman Mark Perkins, and then elected to the post in April. Perkins had quit to devote more time to his job.
In a statement Snowden says he's accepted a position in another State to run and operate a "911-Emergency Dispatch Center." His resignation is effective September 15th.
It's not known yet if his Fifth Ward seat will be filled before the general election next April.