Due to a policy conflict with his new position as Chief Clerk of Rhode Island District Court, Newport Mayor Stephen C. Waluk will be stepping down during next Wednesday's City Council meeting.
According to the policy, Waluk cannot hold public office as Chief Clerk.
The City of Newport's charter states that the remaining city councilors will vote to decide who will step in as Mayor.
The open seat will go to last election's next highest vote-getter, Stephen Coyne.
Who do you want to see as Newport's next Mayor?