LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El resigned effective immediately after Monday, Nov. 7’s meeting, leaving a vacant seat on the council.

Lancaster City Council Vice President Amanda Bakay was unanimously voted as the president following Smith-Wade-El’s resignation.

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President Bakay’s first order of business was naming Faith Craig as the new vice president.

Former Lancaster City Council President Smith-Wade-El was on the Pennsylvania ballot for a Pennsylvania House seat representing District 49.

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The Lancaster City Council will have 30 days from Nov. 7 to fill the vacant seat. Anyone interested should send their resume and letters of interest to Bernard Harris, the Lancaster City Clerk, at or by mail at Lancaster City Hall, 120 N. Duke Street, P.O. Box 1599, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17608.

Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 11; Applicants must be 18 years old.

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