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David Tandy to not seek re-election to Louisville Metro Council

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- David Tandy, a councilman at Louisville Metro Council and that body's tenth President, has announced that he will not be seeking re-election.

"After careful thought and consideration, as well as conversations with family and close friends, I have decided not to seek re-election to the Louisville Metro Council in 2016," Tandy wrote in a letter, dated Jan. 5. "It's been an honor and a privilege serving the people, businesses and non-profit organizations in Louisville's Central Business District and the neighborhoods that border Downtown on the East and the West as their councilman."

"While my passion for public service has not faded," Tandy continued, "I realize that at this point in my life and in the lives of the people that I hold dearest -- my immediate family -- that it is in our best interest that they remain the focus of my time and energy."

Tandy has represented Louisville's Fourth District as a Metro Councilman since 2005, having been re-elected three times, according to his online biography on the city of Louisville Web site. In 2009, he served as the council's seventh President. On Jan. 22, 2015, he was elected to his current term as President.

"I look forward to serving my community as a private citizen and plan to remain involved in many worthwhile causes that are dear to my heart," Tandy wrote. "While I am indeed stepping back from public service for the time being, I am keeping the door open for a future in public service, as it has been an honor and a privilege to serve. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity my district and community have given me, and I wish only for the continued growth and prosperity of Louisville Metro."

Click HERE to read the entire letter.

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