Hastings City Council member Mark Vaughan announced on Thursday, May 5, that he will not run for a third term. Vaughan released a statement that read:
Today I am announcing that I will not be running for re-election to Hastings City Council. I want to thank all residents, friends and family for the immense support I’ve received over the past seven years I’ve served on the council. It has been a true honor and privilege to represent this city as an elected official and I take great pride in all that we were able to accomplish.
I was lucky to work with and learn from many representatives of the federal, state, county and city jurisdictions; and collaborate with even more while serving on commissions 12 years prior to my tenure with the City Council. I’d like to give a special recognition to the staff for the city of Hastings. They are experts in their areas and great educators to council, commissions and residents. We are very fortunate to have great employees. Most importantly, I take with me the honor and trust of a lifetime the community had in me to make the best decision for residents, business owners and visitors.
Thank you again for allowing me the privilege to serve this community.
Vaughan’s term ends on Dec. 31.