Stauber Leaves Duluth City Council After 12 Years

By KBJR News 1

July 9, 2013 Updated Jul 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Duluth City Councilor Jim Stauber announced on Tuesday that he will not be seeking a fourth term on the council.

Stauber has served 12 years on the city council and says it is time to bring in some new ideas.

He has sponsored numerous ordinances and resolutions, the most recent being an ordinances forcing cat and dog owners to license their animals.

Stauber has also been part of the Duluth Economic Development Authority where he sponsored several successful initiatives such as the Sheraton Hotel Development and Ikonics Expansion.

He says he has enjoyed his time on the council and still pans to stay in politics.

"After 12 years, I think that was enough. I don't think this is the last the public has seen of me though. I do plan to stay in politics for a number of years and so we will see what comes up after my term ends in January," said Stauber.

Stauber's oldest son Ryan Stauber announced he is running for an At–Large City Council seat.

Stauber plans to use this time to assist with his son's campaign.

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