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Calgary councillor Jim Stevenson doesn't plan to seek re-election in 2017

Coun. Jim Stevenson says it's unlikely he will seek re-election in next fall's municipal election.

Representative of Ward 3 was first elected to city council in 2007 but is now eyeing other opportunties

Coun. Jim Stevenson was first elected to Calgary city council in 2007 but says he doesn't plan to seek re-election in the 2017 municipal election. (Calgary.ca)

Coun. Jim Stevenson says it's unlikely he will seek re-election in next fall's municipal election.

Stevenson has represented Ward 3 in northeast Calgary since 2007.

He has technically registered as a candidate for the 2017 vote, but says he hasn't done any fundraising and doesn't plan to — at least not for the time being.

If he changes his mind, he said he'd be able to raise funds quickly and mount a campaign, but that's not his intention right now.

Stevenson said he's eyeing other opportunities once he completes his term next October, but he wouldn't elaborate on what those are.

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