Nfld. & Labrador

Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms not seeking re-election

This will bring an end to his 28-year career in municipal politics, according to a press release.

Simms made the announcement at council meeting Tuesday night

Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms has announced he won't be seeking re-election in September. (Eddy Kennedy/CBC)

Long-time politician and Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms announced this week he won't be seeking re-election in September.

Simms made the announcement at a council meeting Tuesday night.

This will bring an end to his 28-year career in municipal politics, according to a press release.

Simms called the decades he spent in municipal politics "the most significant of my life."

"Mount Pearl has a storied past and a very bright future. I look forward to being a resident for a long time to come," he said in a release.

Simms has been mayor of Mount Pearl since 2007.

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