City Accounts Commissioner John P. Franck won’t seek a ninth term, he announced in a brief statement on Monday.
Franck, who has a certified public accounting business in the city in addition to serving in the $14,000 city commissioner position that performs duties similar to a city clerk, cited an ongoing family medical concern as being behind his decision not to run for re-election after serving 16 years in office.
“It has been my honor to serve the city I love,” the 58-year-old Democrat said.
Franck, who is the longest-serving member of the City Council, is the third council member to announce they will not seek re-election to a City Council position. Mayor Meg Kelly and Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan announced earlier this year they wouldn’t be running for re-election, so Franck’s decision means the majority of the five-member council will be turning over in January, regardless of election results.
The city Republican Committee earlier this month endorsed Samantha Guerra for accounts commissioner. City Democrats haven’t yet announced a candidate.
The commissioner of accounts acts as the city assessor, city clerk, purchasing agent, insurance officer, records management officer, and register of vital records.