Angie Hedberg announced this morning that she will resign as Hendersonville Alderwoman on March 23.
Hedberg said in a statement, “It is with great sadness and for the betterment of my family and me, that I am resigning from my position as Alderwoman for ward 3.
I have remained professional and kept my integrity through this entire ordeal and will continue to do so until my last day. This will be March 23, 2018. This shall give the city ample time to appoint someone to my seat.
What has saddened me most is that less than 1% of our cities population signed the petition, most of whom never even voted for me, denying the 99% who did vote for me their constitutional right to re-elect me or not.
I am absolutely honored to have served as your Alderwoman, however it would seem that God has other plans for me going forward.
Thank you to the massive amount of people who have continued to believe in and supported me from day one.”
Hedberg in a message with Sumner Home Page said this was a difficult choice.
“By no means was this an easy decision and it’s been an honor serving as your Alderwoman,” Hedberg said. “Thanks to all who believe and supported me from day one.”
Last year, Hedberg had pleaded guilty to two DUI’s within two months of one another and had been asked to resign by her constituents and by fellow aldermen.
In November, the Board of the Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to request Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley open an investigation into whether or not Ward 3 Alderman Angie Hedberg can continue to serve on the board under state law.
The vote came after 78 residents of Hedberg’s ward signed a petition calling for her ouster under Tennessee statute T.C.A. § 8-47-101.
The statute states, “Every person holding any office of trust or profit… who shall in any public place be in a state of intoxication produced by strong drink voluntarily taken… shall forfeit such office and shall be ousted from such office in the manner hereinafter provided.”
Police arrested Hedberg for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to submit to a blood test in Cheatham County on May 16. She was arrested a second time for DUI and refusing a blood test in Davidson County on July 18.