CUDAHY — Councilman Tom Thurman, who was repeatedly berated by fellow council members for being "weak," unexpectedly resigned Tuesday, less than three months before his term was to have expired.
Thurman, 35, who was elected in April, 1986, submitted a handwritten letter of resignation to City Manager Jack Joseph. Thurman said he was resigning, effective Friday, for personal and family reasons.
In an interview Wednesday, Thurman, who works as a lab attendant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said he may be hired as a part-time cashier, which would interfere with his duties as a councilman. He also said that he wished to spend more time with his family.
Though Thurman cited the job opportunity as the main reason he decided to retire early, he also said he was tired of the bickering among council members.