Citing the need to put his family’s health first, city Councilor David Mills announced Thursday he won’t seek a third term this year.
Mills, who did not offer details, said he’ll finish out his term during the next two months because there are important issues on the table, but will let the GOP select someone else to fill his spot on the 3rd District ballot on Nov. 5.
City GOP Chairman Thomas “TJ” Barnes said he has a replacement for Mills in mind who will prove “a very credible candidate” who can be “off and running” quickly.
The removal of Mills from the race gives the Democrats greater hope of capturing a council seat that the GOP was widely expected to hold. Also running in the district are Derek Czenczelewski, first-term Republican, and Democrats Mary Fortier and Ellen Zoppo-Sassu.