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Canyon Mayor Quinn Alexander announces he will not seek re-election

On Tuesday, Canyon Mayor Quinn Alexander announced that he will not seek reelection. Alexander has been the mayor of Canyon for over 10 years, succeeding the late Lois Rice.

"With a humble smile and an eye toward more investment of my time required in the partial ownership of a small country bank that I took on two years ago, I will not be refiling for Mayor (Place 1) of the City of Canyon.

"I will continue to serve as Mayor until my term expires in May 2017. I wish the next phase of leadership the best!” Quinn said.

In 2014, Alexander became chief operating officer and part owner of the First National Bank of Paducah.

"A goal when I preceded Mayor Lois Rice was to assist and lead Canyon towards manageable growth and spread our tax base; you can't keep taxing the same folks! I believe we have kept our small town character values, increased our sales tax revenues, revealed new house tops, provided new capital infrastructure to our city, CISD and WTAMU as we have all transformed positively over the past decade," Quinn also said.

Below is the full press release from Alexander:

"Without question, it has been an honor and privilege to serve the City of Canyon and its citizens as Mayor for almost eleven years.

"A goal when I preceded Mayor Lois Rice was to assist and lead Canyon towards manageable growth and spread our tax base; you can't keep taxing the same folks! I believe we have kept our small town character values, increased our sales tax revenues, revealed new house tops, provided new capital infrastructure to our city, CISD and WTAMU as we have all transformed positively over the past decade.

"I am very proud of seeing our hometown-homegrown kids return back to Canyon as young adults along with others to raise their families here and enjoy the excellent quality of life we have here in our city.

"I am proud to be associated with current and former city commissioners and community volunteers that give their time with a serving and praying heart that make our city a diamond in Texas. I have witnessed city managers, department heads and city employees strive whole-heartedly to keep our town safe, secure and provide the services that many other cities are envious of.

"With a humble smile and an eye toward more investment of my time required in the partial ownership of a small country bank that I took on two years ago, I will not be refiling for Mayor (Place 1) of the City of Canyon.

"I will continue to serve as Mayor until my term expires in May 2017. I wish the next phase of leadership the best!

"Thanks to my family, the citizens of Canyon, the voters, city staff, all of my friends' support, and my employers for allowing me to serve as Mayor the past eleven years. Together we have proudly progressed the City of Canyon!

"In remembering my many visits over the years to the elementary students that have invited me to speak; I encouraged them to listen, serve, thank a city worker, and be a history maker."

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