Daytona Beach, FL - In a letter posted on his Facebook page, Zone 2 Commissioner Aaron Delgado announces that he is resigning from the Daytona Beach City Commission.
In his letter addressed to "friends, colleagues, and residents," Delgado says he sold his Halifax Avenue home, which resides within his zone, and his family has since purchased a new "dream house" that will move his residency out of his zone.
"While I maintain several properties in Zone 2, Daytona Beach qualifies as residences, my family is where my heart is and where I truly reside," Delgado wrote. "I had hoped to complete my term or at least make it until the next election was scheduled in order to avoid a special election; I am not seeking reelection to Zone 2, Daytona Beach City Commissioner."
Delgado added that while he believes he maintains a residence in Zone 2—as his driver's license address is listen in Zone 2; he also has a water and power bill for a residence within the zone—he does not want to distract from the city's work with "citizens trying to determine how many hours a day" he's within the zone.
"As a business owner in Daytona Beach, this is where I will always have a vested interest; my passion for 'my Zone and my City' is undiminished," said Delgado.
Delgado owns and operates Aaron Delgado & Associates, a law firm based out of an office on Seabreeze Boulevard, where he works as the firm's partner and as a criminal defense lawyer.
Per his letter, Delgado does not mind serving in the position until a replacement is chosen, adding that he could also step down immediately. He wrote that he will attend the city commission's next regularly scheduled meeting on August 4 and formally step down.