Munson to step down from Hagerstown City Council

Hagerstown City Councilman Donald F. Munson is stepping down from the Hagerstown City Council.

Munson’s departure from the Council was announced tonight during a Hagerstown City Council meeting. The longtime Washington County official is said to be leaving the Council due to declining health, according to multiple sources.

Munson, 79, has been absent from Council meetings for several weeks.

Munson, a Republican, was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1974, representing District 2C until 1991. In 1990, Munson was elected to the Maryland State Senate, serving District 2 until he was defeated by former state Sen. Chris Shank (R-Washington County) in the 2010 Republican District 2 primary.

After leaving the Maryland Senate, Munson was elected to the Hagerstown City Council in 2012 and won re-election to a second term in 2016.

A Miner Detail is the first media outlet to report Munson’s departure.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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