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Pete Byron, the embattled mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey, resigned Thursday morning effective immediately.
In a statement, his office said Deputy Mayor Krista Fitzsimmons would assume his responsibilities.
Byron had been mayor of the Jersey shore town since 2020.
“It is with deep sadness – yet great hope – for the continued prosperity of Wildwood, that I resign as Mayor of the City of Wildwood, NJ,” he said in a statement.