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Ward 3 seat will be up for grabs in 2010
UPDATE (12:49 P.M.): Matt Kelly has suggested replacing the word "verbose" in this blog post with any number of other adjectives, including "articulate, witty, maybe sarcastic on occasion, … inspiring, straightforward and soulful." Those are his suggestions, but if you know of other adjectives you think would be better in that blank, please feel free to leave them in the comments. I do strive for accuracy in word selection.
Matt Kelly repeated at a meeting last night that he will not run for a third term as the Ward 3 councilman in 2010. This is not news. Kelly said as soon as he won reelection in 2006 that he wouldn’t seek a third term. But clearly the past three years have not made him change his mind.
The matter came up because council members were talking about who should serve on some state local government committees. Kelly said he’d stay out of them because he only has one year left on the council.
Kelly tends to be one of the more verbose council members at meetings, and even after he says he’s through talking about something, he has been known to jump back into discussion, so Mayor Tom Tomzak wondered whether Kelly’s decision not to run again was truly his final answer.
"Is this up there with, ‘I got one more thing to say and I’ll be quiet?’" Tomzak joked.