Stille’s decision not to run for a second term stems from a desire to spend more time with his family, he said. Stille, 49, is the father of three, including one serving in the U.S. Navy.
“My kids are getting of that age where they’re getting into sports and after-school projects,” Stille said.
Stille said serving as mayor “takes a lot of time and energy,” and mayors have many public functions they have to attend on top of their responsibilities. Stille said he thinks it’s not fair to serve the city “half-heartedly.”
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