Hogg resigns as Northport council president, Hinton likely to take mayor’s spot
When a mayor resigns from their position, the job usually passes down to the city council president or whoever’s second in command. It’s no different in Northport, where Mayor Bobby Herndon suddenly resigned from his position Nov. 7.
Herndon’s last day is Dec. 31, and until Tuesday his duties would have fallen on Northport City Council President and District 5 Council Member Jeff Hogg.
But on Tuesday Hogg submitted paperwork requesting to resign as council president. If the Northport City Council accepts his resignation, District 3 Council Member and Council President Pro-Tem John Hinton will move into that role.
Northport City Attorney Ron Davis said that month that the person holding the council president position as of Jan. 1 will take over as mayor until the next election.
Hinton said he’d be happy to serve the residents of Northport in any capacity.
“I just want to serve the city,” Hinton said. “The city has been good. We have lived here for 40 years. I would just like to see the city continue to move forward and hope I can be part of the process.”
These developments are expected to be further discussed at next week’s Northport City Council meeting.