She said Thursday morning, “It was not an easy moment; I’m still trying to work things out. My intention is that I won’t be there beyond the day of the election, certainly.”
There are two years remaining in her third three-year term. This spring’s Town Election will be held April 30. Erickson’s resignation is likely to open a third slot on the ballot. Incumbents John Giger and Leslie Lathrop have pulled nomination papers from the town clerk’s office, signalling their intention to run for another term. In the meeting on Wednesday, Erickson expressed her hope that many capable candidates will step up to fill her seat, noting that the deadline to pull nomination papers is March 8, 2013.
Town Clerk Michael Bouchard was in meetings this morning, and unavailable to comment on the exact procedure to fill Erickson’s seat.
Ericson is also a member of the town’s Scholarship Committee, Town Meeting Review Study Committee, and the Prescott School Redevelopment Committee. She said her membership on those boards will continue “I’d like to continue to serve.”