WINTHROP — Councilor Jennifer Currier has resigned from her seat after less than a year on the job, and a special election to fill the seat will be held Jan. 15.

Currier is the second town councilor to resign this year.

Council Chairman Kevin Cookson said Tuesday that Currier’s resignation was effective Oct. 27, which was too late to put the seat on the Nov. 6 election ballot. In her letter, she cited personal reasons for quitting, he said.

Currier did not respond to a phone message left Tuesday. Cookson said Currier had been absent from council meetings this fall.

Nomination papers for the elected position are available now from the Town Office.

Currier won election to the post just over a year ago, topping fellow candidate Judith Stebbins by 12 votes 1,050 to 1,038.

Currier previously was on the town’s Recreation Committee, the Winthrop Green Committee and the Comprehensive Planning Committee.

James Lattin, a town councilor since 2010, resigned earlier this year, and Lawrence Fitzgerald won election to that seat March 29 in a three-way race against Stebbins and Gilbert Turcotte. Fitzgerald won election to a full three-year term Nov. 6.