After announcing that he would seek re-election and after submitting his declaration of candidacy earlier this week, Newport City Councilor-At-Large John Florez has announced that he will not seek re-election come November.

The announcement came on his John Florez City Councilor-at-large Newport Facebook Page on Friday;

“Serving my community has been an unbelievably enriching experience. However, after giving it careful consideration the challenges of running a growing technology company and family are simply too demanding. As of today I’ve decided that I will no longer be a candidate for the Newport City Council. Many of you have been so supportive of my many initiatives and for this I am humbled and eternally filled with gratitude. thank you each of you for all of your love and support and allowing me to serve this great city.”

Florez is now the second current Newport City Council member who will not run for re-election, earlier this week Newport City Councilor Naomi Neville announced that she would not be seeking re-election.

Incumbents Justin McLaughlin, Jeanne Marie-Napolitano, Lynne Ceglie, Marco Camacho and Kate Leonard have all announced they will run again and have filed their declaration of candidacy.

Here’s who’s currently running for local offices and state wide offices – List of Local Residents That Declared Candidacy For Upcoming Election.

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