This week, Diana Lapham revoked her candidacy for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly, and assembly member Will Prisciandaro resigned, opening up a third seat for election.

Assembly member Will Prisciandaro emailed an official resignation to Mayor Jan Hill on Sunday, amid calls to step down from some assembly members and residents who said his recent move to Vermont bars him from properly doing his job. 

“After the assembly meeting last week and talking to people in Haines, I feel that for the community of Haines, it is best that I step down,” Prisciandaro wrote.

Borough code requires the assembly to accept Prisciandaro’s resignation. The resignation comes before the assembly at the Sept. 10 regular meeting.

The vacancy will open a third seat for this October’s election. The successor will serve the remaining two years of Prisciandaro’s term, as opposed to a three-year term.

Diana Lapham withdrew her candidacy for a seat on the assembly on Aug. 23.

Lapham didn’t give a reason for her decision to withdraw, but told the CVN that she will continue to serve on the planning commission, tourism board and ports and harbors advisory committee.

Remaining candidates are Paul Rogers, Sally McGuire, Gabe Thomas, Sean Gaffney and Zephyr Sincerny.