With just days left until the nominations close, Kitchener Councilwoman Sarah Marsh has announced that she will not seek re-election.
“Thank you for being the engaged and thoughtful community you are. It has been my honor to serve as your representative for Ward 10 for the past eight years,” the Ward 10 City Council said in a letter posted to Twitter.
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“After much and careful consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election this fall.”
After two terms on the council, Marsh says she will take some time before deciding what to do next.
“While I plan to take some time to decide where to focus my energies next, I have no doubt that I will look for ways to continue to contribute to the progress of this community,” she explained.
Marsh joins a growing list of local politicians whose names will not be on the ballot for this fall’s election, including Ward 5 Coun. Kelly Galloway-Sealock and three of Kitchener’s four regional councillors, Tom Galloway, Geoff Lorentz and Elizabeth Clarke.
All other members of the Kitchener council have indicated in one way or another whether they will seek another term alongside Ward 5’s John Gazzola.
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Two more names were added to the growing list of people looking to replace Marsh on Wednesday, as five people are currently signed up for this fall.
The list of candidates seeking her seat includes Aislinn Clancy, Peter Davis, Daniel Fife, Lana Hiscock and Stephanie Stretch.
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