Mayor Sottile issued a press release today announcing that he will not seek another term as Mayor. He will, however, serve his remaining term.
Mayor Sottile and I have disagreed strongly on matters of public policy. Nevertheless, I wish him well on all his future endeavors.
In other news, Jim Noble announced that he will not seek the office of Mayor and will run for Alderman at Large instead. Numerous other Democrats are now seeking the position including: Shayne Gallo, Bill Reynolds, Dave Donaldson, and Hayes Clement. Clement appears to be the early front runner, but anything can happen over the next 6 months.
On the Republican side, Alderman Turco-Levin is “definitely not ruling out” a possible run.
I am also seriously considering a run.