City Councilor Frank Nicastro, a former mayor who is also the 79th District state representative, said tonight that he won't run for another term on the City Council.
"I'm too busy in Hartford," Nicastro said.
Nicastro is in his second consecutive term as a 3rd District councilor, a position he sought after taking a two-year break following a decade in the mayor's office. He served for three terms as one of the district's council members before winning the city's top job in 1993.
Nicastro has served in the state House since knocking out longtime incumbent Democratic state Rep. Kosta Diamantis in a hard-fought 2006 primary. He won reelection to the state post last year.
With Nicastro's decision to depart from the council, the Democrats have apparently have two open seats in the 3rd District since city Councilor Craig Minor said two weeks ago that he would not seek reelection either.
Among the likely contenders for Democratic backing are Terry Parker and Charles Cyr, though there are surely others with an interest as well.
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