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Longtime Coralville, Iowa, mayor won’t seek re-election

Longtime Coralville, Iowa, mayor won’t seek re-election

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CORALVILLE, Iowa — The mayor of Coralville says he has decided not to run for re-election after helping lead the city for four decades.

Jim Fausett announced Monday that he will not run for a 10th, two-year term as mayor in November. He said that his health is one factor in the decision, and that it “was the right time for me to get out.”

Fausett was elected mayor in 1995 after serving 18 years as a City Council member. The city has grown from less than 8,000 residents to more than 20,000 during his time in office. — AP

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