Superior city councilor resigns citing family, health

Superior City Councilor Craig Sutherland has announced plans to resign from the council, citing his family and health as part of the decision.

Sutherland has represented the city’s 8th District in the Billings Park neighborhood for nearly five years. In an announcement Monday, Sutherland cited winning three elections as one of his biggest accomplisments and said he’s honored to be part of what the city council has accomplished.

"As we get older, our direction changes and we have to adapt. My passion for my career has me looking at ‘the bigger picture’ and I need to follow that. My daughter is growing up too fast and I need to give her my undivided attention. I’ve been open about my MS which does play a factor in my day-to-day life," Sutherland wrote in a social media message.

Sutherland is also the owner of Sutherland CBD.

His resignation will be effective Nov. 30. City Clerk Camila Ramos is expected to explain the options for filling Sutherland’s seat at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Sutherland first won the seat in 2017, defeating incumbent Mike Herrick, and was re-elected in 2019 and 2021. His current term was due to expire in 2023.