STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford Mayor John Harkins, a Republican, will not seek re-election this fall, according to the Connecticut Post.
Harkin, who has been mayor since 2009, made the announcement to a lunch meeting of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and the Rotary Club as part of his State of the Town speech, the Post said.
Two hallmarks of his time in office are keeping Sikorsky Aircraft in town after the sale to Lockheed and completing a $44 million runway safety zone at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, but his plan to sell the wastewater treatment plant failed, the Post said.
Harkins also denied rumors that he would join the staff of the Small Business Administration in Washington, the Post said.
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