ADA, Minn. — The mayor of Ada has stepped down, a post on the City of Ada's Facebook page announced Tuesday, Nov. 5.

"We would like to take a few minutes to recognize Mayor Todd Sawrey," the post said. "At this time, he has made the difficult decision to step away from the Ada City Government."

City administrators said he left because of personal health issues.

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Sawrey had three years of his term remaining, so a special election will be held next November. Vice mayor John Hintz will fill in until then.

Sawrey was appointed mayor of Ada by the City Council in June 2017, according to the city's Facebook page. In 2018, he ran unopposed and was elected to the post with 92% of the vote, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website.