Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter officially announced this week that he will not seek re-election at the end of his four-year term, which expires on December 31.
“I want to officially announce what everyone already knows. I'm not going to run for mayor this year, ”said Streeter. "I've worked with the community on various committees, boards, and councils for over 20 years, and it's time to move on."
Streeter said he's already spoken to three people interested in the position. "I invite anyone interested in the job to contact me and we can sit down and talk about anything so you know what you're getting into."
Candidates for mayoral running for Democrats or Republicans will face each other in a primary on May 18.
Candidates for mayoral running as Greens or Independent will not run in the primary – more than one candidate from each of these parties can vote in the November 2nd general election.
Individuals wishing to apply for a major should contact the Adams County Voter Registration (717-337-9832) for the required submission documents.
Streeter can be contacted at (Email protected) or 717-334-1160 x230.
In addition to Streeter, three Gettysburg City Council candidates are ending this year: Patricia Lawson (District 1), Chris Berger (District 2), and Judie Butterfield (District 3). So far, none of the council candidates has indicated whether they will stand for re-election.
Charles Stangor is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Gettysburg News.