Mayor Baskett: I won’t seek another termDecatur Mayor Jim Baskett. File photo.
This story has been updated.
Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett has released the following statement about the upcoming city elections.
I do not plan to seek reelection. I have had the great honor of serving on the City Commission since 1996. It is time to pursue other opportunities and make room for those who are eager to serve.
I am extremely grateful for all the support I’ve enjoyed from the voters, my colleagues on the Commission and our city staff. I love this city and will always be proud to say that I live in Decatur, Ga.
Mayor, City of Decatur
Decatur’s mayor is elected in a way that’s different than other cities. The mayor is selected by fellow commissioners, and is not elected at large by residents. Other commissioners coming up for re-election this year are Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham and Commissioner Scott Drake.
Drake has confirmed to Decaturish that he will be seeking re-election to his District 1 seat.
Cunningham has made no official announcements.
Qualifying for candidates begins Aug. 31 and ends Sept. 2. The election will be Nov. 3.