Prince George’s Councilman Mel Franklin Steps Down

(Friday, June 14, 2024) – At-Large Prince George’s County Councilmember Mel Franklin is stepping down from his post. No reason for his departure was given. But a statement was posted on the council’s website indicating Franklin’s resignation was effective June 14, 2024.

Franklin served on the council for nearly 14 years, joining in December 2010 as the councilman representing District 9 for two-terms before being elected as At-Large Councilmember.

No official comments as yet from Franklin. The council posted the following statement in part on the website. “We thank Council Member Franklin for his years of dedication, hard work, and service. He’s authored numerous pieces of legislation that have significantly shaped Prince George’s County, and his knowledge and expertise have been invaluable in guiding the Council over many years. His presence will be greatly missed. We are committed to a smooth transition for the benefit of our residents. The process to fill the vacancy on the Council will begin promptly with the scheduling of a special election. Further details will be provided soon.”