East Lansing Mayor Samir Singh has announced he will not seek re-election in the November 6th city council race.
Mayor Singh was first elected to the East Lansing City Council in 1995 at the age of 24, the youngest person elected to council in East Lansing's history. He was re-elected to two additional terms.
"It has been a great honor to seve the citizens of East Lansing for the past 12 years," Singh said. "I am proud to have been part of a team that has changed the landscape of East Lansing by reinvigorating the downtown, stabilizing neighborhoods and investing in the parks, recreation and culture of the community."
MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon had this to say about Singh's deicion not to run:
"During his time on the Council, and especially during his tenure as mayor, Sam has been committed to collaboration. We've worked together on issues and opportunities to serve MSU, East Lansing, and the region. Sam has been a colleague, partner, and friend. He has made it a priority to improve relationships between a great city and a great university, and that foundation will serve us well."