Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will not run for re-election
PHOENIX – Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announced Monday that she would not run for a second term.
Daniels, who has held the post since 2016, shared the news on one of her personal social media accounts but did not give a reason, saying only the it had been difficult decision.
Daniels was appointed interim mayor when John Lewis resigned to take a private-sector job.
She then won the election in an uncontested race a month later.
I have loved the nearly 11 years I have spent serving Gilbert as both a Councilmember and a Mayor. It’s been an incredible experience and we have so much to be grateful for as a community. It has been a difficult decision but I have decided not to run again for Mayor.
— Jenn Daniels (@GilbertJenn) February 3, 2020
In a second tweet, Daniels said she was thankful for the support she received over the years.
“Gilbert will always be home and the future is bright!”
Daniels served on the Town Council starting in 2009.
The next mayor will be elected in either the primary in August or the general election in November.
Her or his term would begin in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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