November 27, 2014

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Lorain councilman won’t seek a fifth term

LORAIN — City Councilman Craig Snodgrass, D-8th Ward, announced Monday he will not seek a fifth term.

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Snodgrass wrote in a letter given to The Chronicle-Telegram that the demands of his job as Lorain County chief deputy auditor are growing, and he wants to spend more time with his three daughters, who are growing older and involved in more activities.

“I cannot devote the necessary time my constituents deserve,” he said.

Snodgrass took office in 2006. His term runs through the end of next year.

Snodgrass, chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Streets, Sidewalks and Utilities Committee, thanked his wife, Wendy, for enduring the “endless meetings and countless hours away from home and all hours of the night phone calls” that are part of being a councilman.

He also thanked his parents; his campaign treasurer, Anthony Campana; and constituents.

Snodgrass called serving as a councilman “phenomenal.” He said he has met many “unique and dynamic people” during his tenure and learned things that can’t be found in a textbook.

“It is amazing the different ideas and perspectives people bring to the table and the energy that comes with it,” Snodgrass said. “It has made me a better person gaining a greater appreciation and understanding of the broad spectrum of people that make up our community.”