2 city councilors won’t seek re-election

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 17, 2011 7:20 AM

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At least two Iowa City city councilors will not seek re-election next year.

Councilor Mike Wright was first elected in January 2008. He said he will not run again after his term expires in January 2012.

“There are a lot of reasons, personal and professional,” he said about his decision.

Councilor Ross Wilburn has also decided not to run for re-election, though he said he plans to continue his work as Equity Director for the Iowa City School District.

Wilburn has served on the council for three terms since January 2000. He was also elected Iowa City’s first black mayor in 2006.

“I’m honored to have served the city of Iowa City for 12 years, but I think it’s time for someone else to have the opportunity,” he said.

— by Audrey Smith

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