Updated: Feb 5, 2021
By Chadwick Dolgos
Anthony Saba announced Jan. 28 that he is planning to resign his position on Crafton’s council.
“I would like to announce to everyone on council, as well as the public, that I’ve come to the difficult decision that I will be resigning from borough council in the near future,” said Saba.
Saba moved to Crafton in 2017 in hopes of settling down with husband Edward Alo, who serves as the borough’s vice president. Both Saba and Alo ran for the borough’s council in 2019 and won.
“When I set out about two years ago to run for council, I never thought I’d be in this spot right now, where I’d be resigning and possibly moving from Crafton,” said Saba, who announced his resignation in order to be able to focus more time on personal matters.
“The past year, 2020, has been extremely difficult for myself and my family. We have dealt with multiple deaths of family members, and now we’re dealing with members facing illness.”
Due to the demands of being on council, Saba decided to take a step away from public life and focus his attention on family.
“After my mother’s passing in October, I came to the realization that my focus needed to be on my family,” he said. “...Being able to focus and help family while remaining on council has been very difficult, and I realize I’m unable to provide the care and attention that council deserves.”
Saba will be resigning from his position on council by the end of the year.
Alo’s two-year term is also set to expire by the end of 2021 and he will not be running for reelection.
There will be six open council seats for the 2021 municipal elections.