DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith announced Thursday that he’s not seeking re-election next year.
The soon-to-be 77-year-old said age is one factor.
“Given my age, given the fact that we’re in a position where we’re going to continue to make great progress, and given the fact that I know my wife is certainly supportive of this decision that we’ve made, now is the right time,” Smith said.
He also says he feels confident in the city’s economic position. Smith said the arrival of Facebook and Ferrara will help with future tax revenue.