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Hampton mayor won't run for re-election

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Hampton Mayor Shawn Dietz announced he will not run for re-election.

Dietz says he won't seek a second term because he wants to spend more time with his family, noting that the position is a part-time job and consumes most of his spare time.

In a release, Dietz said, "...while I have enjoyed nearly every moment, I believe it's time for my three children to have more 'daddy' time, though my political involvement will continue, albeit on a modified course."

Dietz later said, "As I've tried to make my decision whether to seek re-election this fall, I came up with many reasons to run, but they all seemed selfish. I feel as though I have accomplished the goals that I feel are attainable in this office, and trust that whoever holds the gavel for the next two years will honor the same level of respect for the people of Hampton in allowing them to drive the agenda, and the discussion."

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