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Mitch Figert, right, is sworn in Dec. 31, 2019. After five years, Figert’s resignation from the Wabash City Council was effective Dec. 31, 2020.

On Thursday, Wabash County Council District 2 representative and Wabash County Republican Party chair Barbara Pearson announced Wabash City Council District 1 representative Mitch Figert would be replaced.

Pearson said Figert’s resignation was effective Thursday, Dec. 31. She said he would be replaced by Wade Weaver, who was appointed because there was only one qualifying precinct committeeman.

Rob Burgess, Wabash Plain Dealer editor, may be reached by email at rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com.