MAYVILLE - Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards will not be seeking a third term when his current term ends in January.
The two-term Republican made the announcement during a press conference late Friday afternoon, April 26.
"After much thought and reflection, and after significant review with my family, I have decided that I will not be seeking a third term as Chautauqua County Executive," Edwards said. "I have been blessed with the chance to do important work helping the people of this county, and I have made many close friends that will always be a special part of my life. But, I did not begin this work with the intention of making it my career."
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Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards announced on Friday, April 26 he will not be seeking a third term.
Although he said the outpouring of support and encouragement to run for a third term has been tremendous, he has decided to pursue other opportunities.
"Everything in life has a season, and there's a time for every purpose," Edwards said. "After talking long and hard with my family and friends, I'm excited about what else lies out there that I can become engaged in and commit to. Eight years is a significant time to serve in a leadership role, so I'm looking forward to the opportunities to pursue a new venture."