City Councilman Gary Brutsch this week honored a campaign pledge of four years ago by announcing that he will not seek reelection in April.
Brutsch, 43, made the announcement at the City Council meeting Monday night. "I committed to four years, four years ago, and I am a man of my word," Brutsch said.
Brutsch placed first in the contest for three council seats in April, 1982, with 63% of the vote. The other winners in that election, George Barks and Jack Wood, have already announced that they will seek reelection.
Brutsch said in an interview this week that he had accomplished his major goals on the council, which included getting money to repair the city's deteriorating sewer system, attracting new business to the city and "lending some integrity to the political process."