Weaver will not run for Peoria Mayor seat

By WEEK Producer

November 15, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 4:12 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- At-large Peoria City Council Member Chuck Weaver has decided he wants to stay in council.

Weaver announced he would not be running for Peoria Mayor on Thursday, stating that when he had originally considered running, current Mayor Jim Ardis had not "clarified his intentions".

“The best result of expressing my potential interest in running for mayor was the incredible number of city residents that sought me out to give me their opinions on the challenges facing our city," said Weaver. " I gained invaluable insight as a result and while I am humbled by the outpouring of support and encouragement to run, I have concluded it is best for our community that I continue serving as a council member at this time.”

Weaver said that he prefered to continue to work on important projects instead of taking his eye off them to embark on a campaign.

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