RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes announced he’s not running for a third term, according to the Richmond Register.
“I just think it’s time,” Barnes told the newspaper. “I’ve done what I was elected to do.”
Barnes was first elected in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Connie Lawson. He was re-elected in 2014.
Barnes is scheduled to give his final “State of the City” address February 1 at 8:00 a.m. during the Richmond Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the EKU Perkins Building, according to the newspaper.
Two people have filed to run for mayor thus far, incumbent city commissioners Robert Blythe and Jim Newby, according to the report.
Blythe is a retired EKU professor and minister and Newby is a former firefighter, who is now a realtor.
The candidate filing deadline is at the end of the month.