Lansing Mayor David Hollister is resigning to take a job in the Granholm Administration. The mayor was chosen by Governor-elect Granholm to head a new state department. Among his duties will be to increase job growth in the state and work with high tech development.
No date has been set for Hollister's resignation, however, the Lansing city council will meet on Jan. 2 and Hollister says there's an agreement to elect councilman Tony Benevidies as Council President which will then make him acting mayor until next November's election.
May Hollister has been Lansing's mayor since 1993, before that he served 19 years in the state legislature. He was also seriously considered as Granholm's Lt. Governor running mate.
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