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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane to run for third term

PHOENIX — Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane likes his job so much he wants to keep it a while longer.

Lane announced Thursday that he would run for a third term, the Scottsdale Independent reported.

The 64-year-old New Jersey native took office in 2009, after serving four years on the city council.

He began his second term in 2013.

In a statement posted to his campaign website, Lane said:

“I sent a message when I became Mayor. Scottsdale is open for business. We will not sacrifice quality but we will work with you if you want to work in Scottsdale. We are open for business because without a strong economy we would not have the revenues for our public safety, parks, neighborhood services and quality of life our residents deserve and demand.”

Election Day doesn’t arrive until August 2016.