Saint John Mayor Don Darling announces he will not seek another term

Don Darling will not seek another term as mayor of Saint John, he announced on Wednesday.

The decision reverses a declaration he made last month that he would seek another term.

“This decision was not made as a result of one event, meeting or social media exchange. It is the result of a collection of experiences in a very challenging job,” he wrote.

In his four years in office, Darling has attempted to shepherd the city through a multimillion-dollar structural deficit and public battles over the cost of providing services, such as protective services, to citizens.

In the post, he said many of the conversations have been “very difficult” and “not well received by those who love the status quo.”

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