Cherry Hill Councilwoman Shelley Adler, the wife of freshman U.S. Rep. John Adler (D., N.J.), resigned her position this week, citing time constraints relating to her husband's new job in Washington.
“I have found that his service in Washington, D.C. has placed unanticipated and extraordinary demands on my time,” Councilwoman Adler wrote in a letter Wednesday to the township clerk.
She said with her husband now working in Washington, she has already missed two council meetings in 2009 to care for the couple’s four sons.
“I have now come to recognize that that may be a sign of the future,” Adler wrote.
Mayor Bernie Platt said in a statement that the Adler name is “synonymous with integrity and intelligence in Cherry Hill."
“This is a somber day for the legislative arm of our local government and I am disappointed to lose such a sharp mind and a dedicated public servant” he said. “However, I understand Shelley's undying devotion to her family and her need to focus more time on raising four sons and honing her professional career.”

-- By Matt Katz, Inquirer Camden County reporter

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