Boutwell resigns; running for mayor

Century councilman steps down to run for mayor, leaving three council seats on ballot

Century area voters will see places to vote for three council seats and mayor on the ballot after Escambia County (Fla.) Supervisor of Elections David Stafford announced Monday that Councilman Ben Boutwell resigned from his council seat 3. Boutwell's term will not expire until 2022.

Council seats 1 and 2, held by council members Ann Brooks and Luis Gomez, Jr., are also on the ballot, as well as mayor.

The town's charter states that the existing council is responsible for filling the vacancy until a successor is elected. Qualifying is currently underway for anyone who wants to run for one of...