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Teresa Piruzza says she's flattered by how many people have asked her to run for mayor, but she won't be throwing her name in the hat.

Teresa Piruzza will not be running in Windsor's mayoral race this fall, she'll be working for Chrysler instead. 

A spokesperson at Chrysler has told CBC Windsor that Piruzza will be appointed at the director of external affairs for Chrysler Canada, starting Aug. 18. 

"She will be working out of the headquarters building at 1 Riverside Dr. in Windsor. She will be responsible for the day to day government activities for the company."

In a statement the former Liberal MPP for Windsor West said she was humbled by how many people have suggested she run for mayor. 

"As MPP and Minister, I have had the great privilege of meeting many, of working on countless local issues and making a difference for our community," said Piruzza. 

"These are friendships and memories that will stay with me forever. Your support was the fuel that kept me working for Windsor. And your continued support has brought me an immeasurable amount of comfort in the wake of the results of the June 12th election."

Piruzza lost her seat to NDP's Lisa Gretzky in Ontario's provincial election by 1,022 votes. The riding was held by the Liberals for almost 20 years. 

"Many of you suggested that I consider running for Mayor," she said. "I am humbled by the number of calls and messages that I have received over the past several weeks. After serious consideration, and discussion with my family, I have decided not to seek the office of mayor."