Mayor John Marks Will Not Seek Reelection in 2014
October 01, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Mayor John Marks of Tallahassee announced on Tuesday that he will not seek a fourth term as mayor of Florida's capital city.
"Today, I am officially announcing I will not be seeking reelection as mayor of Tallahassee," said Marks. "I want to thank the good people who live in our city for the privilege you have bestowed on me and my family by allowing me to serve you these past ten years - it has truly been an honor."
First elected in 2003, Mayor Marks has led the City of Tallahassee through a decade-long era marked by technological innovation, economic growth and recovery, and significant improvements to the overall quality of life for residents. During his tenure, Marks has helped leverage millions of dollars of state and federal resources for Tallahassee, served as the President of both the Florida League of Cities and the Florida League of Mayors, and is currently a Trustee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Additionally, due in large part for his work in implementing Tallahassee's first-of-its-kind Smart Grid system, Marks has been asked to speak at numerous state, national, and international conferences to help guide other cities.
"I'm tremendously proud of all that we have accomplished, and will accomplish, during my time as Mayor," said Marks. "The greatest reward a public servant can ask for is the knowledge that in the end the hard work, the long hours, and the personal sacrifices have made a difference."
Under the leadership of Mayor Marks, the City of Tallahassee has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. Notable examples include, Tallahassee being named the Most Livable City in America by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Florida's first Gold Certified Green City by the Florida Green Building Coalition, and Tallahassee Utilities being named the #1 Public Electric Utility in the nation by the American Public Power Association.
Mayor Marks also addressed his plans from now until his term expires in November of 2014.
"There is so much more to do," said Marks. "I will continue to advocate for those programs which make our city unique, I will be tireless in exploring new ways to grow our local economy and provide jobs to our citizens, and I will do all that I can to ensure that Tallahassee remains the absolute best city in the nation."
NOTE: View the Mayor's and City of Tallahassee's major accomplishments during Mayor Marks' tenure.
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