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Charlie Clark says he won't seek re-election as Saskatoon's mayor

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark announced Wednesday afternoon that he won't seek a third term in office in this fall's civic election. (Travis Reddaway/CBC - image credit)
Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark announced Wednesday afternoon that he won't seek a third term in office in this fall's civic election. (Travis Reddaway/CBC - image credit)

Saskatoon will have a new mayor after this fall's civic election.

At a news conference at city council chambers Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Charlie Clark announced he won't seek re-election.

Clark told reporters he wants to spend more time with his kids before they grow up and move out.

He said he didn't get into politics for it to be a career, and that he can tell it's time for a new chapter.

Clark also said he didn't plan on running in the next federal or provincial elections.

Clark was first elected mayor in 2016 and has been on city council since 2006, when he was elected as the councillor for Ward 6.

In a year-end interview with CBC News last month, Clark said he hadn't decided whether he would push for a third term in office.

"There's lots to consider, including with my family and so on, so I haven't made a final call," he said at the time.

This fall's civic election in Saskatoon is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13.