Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, whose chance political ascendancy made him one of the youngest heads of a major American city, announced this morning in a news conference that he would not seek reelection, just 11 days after formally announcing his run.
The mayor opened the press conference saying he was proud of what he and his staff have accomplished during his tenure.
He said that all had come at a cost. “Those who have paid the greatest cost are those who are closest to me.
He said he’d decided the pressure of the job was too much and had made the decision not to seek re-election.