- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy (PEER’-see) says she won’t run for re-election after 12 years in the job.

The Eugene Register-Guard (https://bit.ly/1wZivb8 ) reports Piercy is 72 and wants to spend more time with her husband. She’s been working full time for a decade.

Her election as mayor in 2004 marked the beginning of a period of liberal dominance on the City Council.

She’s been re-elected twice, and her tenure will be second-longest among Eugene mayors.

Piercy said she’s proud of downtown revitalization, repaved streets, a new sustainability commission, a local ordinance to cut carbon emissions, a policy of denser development and what she calls “moving forward” through a difficult recession.

The Register-Guard says a half-dozen people are considering running to succeed her, and more candidates may emerge.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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