With the sudden resignation of Ludington Mayor, Ryan Cox Friday afternoon it has put extra strain on the City Council to fill the Councilor-At-Large position. Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-Tem, Kaye Ferguson-Holman will be elevated to Mayor, effective July 1st. However, Ferguson-Holman’s seat expires at the end of the year creating an opening in the Councilor-At-Large seat. Four people are on the ballot for an August 2nd primary to whittle the field to two candidates before the November election. The four candidates running for the soon to be vacant seat of Councilor-At-Large are; David Buskirk, Wally Cain, Brandy Henderson and Stephen von Pfahl. All other Wards have only two candidates or less running for open positions. Due to only two candidates or less running for the other open positions they will automatically be moved into the general election to be held November 8th.