Councilwoman-at-Large Carol Marsh announced on Wednesday night that she will be stepping down from her post as councilwoman.
Breaking out in tears, she explained she had to step down because her "personal circumstances have changed."
"I hope everyone understands how hard this job is," Marsh said. Marsh was supposed to be up for reelection next year.
Marsh will be at the next meeting, but only for the first few minutes. A new council member will be appointed by the council. In the case of a tie, the mayor has a deciding vote.
"It is with deep regret and warm regards to Mayor Zimmer, my Council colleagues and the City of Hoboken that I tender my resignation from the Hoboken City Council," Marsh said.
Her council members expressed their appreciation for Marsh.
"I am really sorry for the personal problems," First Ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano said. "And you handle them so well, that’s to be admired."
"This has come as a big shock to all of us," said Peter Cunningham, fifth ward councilman.