Dumfries Councilwoman Resigns
By KJ Mushung
DUMFRIES, Va. – Dumfries Town Councilwoman Michele D. Jurgensen announced her resignation at the March 7 town council meeting. Jurgensen was elected to and began serving on the council in 2010. Her term officially ends June 30, 2014. However, according to the councilwoman, her husband, Lt. Col. Eric Jurgensen of the United States Air Force, was selected to be commander of the 11th Field investigations Squadron in San Antonio, Texas.
“When I went to Dumfries Elementary School, I read Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’” began Jurgensen, fighting back tears. “It is with a heavy heart, my fellow citizens and council members of this wonderful great town of Dumfries, I am announcing my resignation… But I will faithfully serve our community until our departure.”
Jurgensen will continue to serve on the town council until May 24.
She and her family moved to Dumfries in 2007 and will move out of the area after her children finish the school year.
Jurgensen has three children. Evan, her oldest, is a volunteer emergency medical technician for the Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad and is perhaps best known for helping to deliver a baby while still in high school. Ethan is a freshman at Forest Park High School. And Katherine attends St. Francis of Assisi School in Triangle and is a cheerleader.