HURON — Current Huron City Commissioner Gary Harrington announced his intent to run for mayor in the April city election.
Candidates for mayor may take out nominating petitions Jan. 31 and have until the end of February to turn them in to be eligible to enter the race.
Harrington has been a member of the city commission for seven years, serving two terms.
In announcing intention to enter the race, Harrington referred back to his experience and long standing in the community.
“After completing seven years as a City Commissioner and realizing that Mayor Paul Aylward intends to retire at the end of his term in April, I have made the decision to run for the Mayor of the City of Huron.”
Harrington said that having worked for the Department of Social Services for more than 38 years, with 13 years as Supervisor of a 15-county area Child Support Collection Unit, he believes that he has the right mix of experience, vision, and ideas to lead the community forward.
“Together with our City Department Heads, I have the experience to manage our government. During my two terms on the Commission, I have learned a great deal and am prepared to take on the challenges that lie ahead.”
The mayor’s election will be part of the joint city/school board election set for April 14.