Sacramento mayor announces he will not seek re-election

Oct 21, 2015 12:17 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says he will not seek a third term next year, making way for other candidates as head of the city.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Johnson announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election, a decision he says was difficult but ultimately positive. He says he is not leaving for another specific job or position, but is excited to see what the future holds.

Johnson's statement comes as his colleague Councilwoman Angelique Ashby is expected to announce her bid for mayor Wednesday at a news conference at the headquarters of the city's firefighters union.

Johnson was first elected mayor in 2008 and he was re-elected in 2012. He was the first Sacramento native to be elected to the position.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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