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Charleston City Council member Marie Delcioppo resigns citing health issue

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Marie Delcioppo, Charleston District 1 councilwoman, resigned Oct. 13 due to health concerns. File/Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff

Charleston Councilwoman Marie Delcioppo resigned Oct. 13 citing health concerns. 

Delcioppo was elected in November 2019 to represent City Council District 1, which covers Daniel Island and a portion of the Charleston peninsula.

She issued a written statement Oct. 13 explaining her decision, calling her time on council "one of the great honors of my life and a genuine labor of love." 

“Due to a recent health challenge, however, I have made the decision to step aside and make room for a new representative who is able to give this important job the attention it deserves," she wrote in the statement. 

Delcioppo is a strategic marketing consultant and a graduate of Bishop England High School and the University of Florida. She served as president of the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association from 2017 to 2019. 

Recently, Delcioppo has weighed in extensively on the city's comprehensive plan, arguing against development that could encroach on a historic Black community on the Cainhoy Peninsula.

The filing period for a Jan. 11 special election to fill her vacancy will open Oct. 29 and close Nov. 8. Her seat will remain open until the special election.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg issued a statement Oct. 13 thanking Delcioppo for her time on City Council.

“Throughout her time on council, she has been an exemplary public servant, and her contributions will surely be missed,” the statement read.

Reach Emma Whalen at 843-708-5837. Follow her on Twitter @_emma_whalen. 

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