In a press release sent out this morning, Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Geiger has announced that after initially planning to seek a second term in office, he has decided against running for re-election.
The full press release is available below:
It has been my honor and privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve the city of Chesterfield these past twelve years. I want to thank the residents of Ward two for allowing me to serve as your councilman for nearly ten years, and the residents of Chesterfield for the opportunity to represent you as Mayor these past two years.
When I ran two years ago, I fully expected this would be the beginning of my campaign for my second term as Mayor. However, after much agonizing and careful thought, I have decided not to seek re-election as Mayor of Chesterfield.
I want to express my appreciation and admiration to our entire city staff. They are an incredibly dedicated and talented group of people who have made Chesterfield the premier city it is. While the Mayor often receives credit for the many achievements we have realized these past two years, our success is due primarily to the outstanding efforts of our staff led by City Administrator Mike Herring.
As I turn the reins over to a new Mayor, it is with the knowledge that our City is well positioned to meet the challenges the future will bring. We have a strong financial base, an exceptional City Council with an excellent mixture of experience and knowledge, and an outstanding staff.
I will always be proud to say I once served as the Mayor of the City of Chesterfield. I thank the residents for your confidence in me, and for providing me the opportunity to serve. We have a great city. With your continued support, I am confident the best is still ahead.