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Nashua mayor John Phyfe resigns, retires with 3 years to go

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NASHUA (KWWL) - An eastern Iowa mayor has announced his resignation and retirement, though his mayoral term isn't up for three more years.

Nashua Mayor John Phyfe will resign on May 23.

He told KWWL waking up at 2 a.m. and still doing city business was too much.

"It's just time for me to leave," he said. "I'm going to be 75 in a couple months. It's time for me to live a little, go fishing and go visit my daughter in Canada."

Phyfe started as mayor in 2008. His term is up in three years.

He said city council members will appoint Deanne Lantow, former Nashua mayor, as the mayor to finish his term.

Phyfe expects her to be appointed during the next city council meeting on May 19.

Meanwhile, Tabitha Caswell was hired as the new city clerk. Phyfe said Caswell started on Tuesday, and that he'll spend the next couple of weeks helping her.

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