Lyczynski to forgo reelection bid

Clayton Lyczynski (Photo provided)

At-Large Commissioner will complete his current term

At-Large Three Rivers City Commissioner Clayton Lyczynski will not seek reelection this fall, citing a desire to prioritize time with his daughters who are fast approaching graduation.

“While I am not running for re-election this November, I do plan to serve out my term,” Lyczynski told Watershed Voice. “This has been a surprise to some or even a big surprise because I have been so active in the community, and have done a good job sharing. Just because I won’t be on the city commission doesn’t mean I’m stepping away from much more than the meetings. I have teenage daughters becoming back-to-back seniors starting this Fall, and they need to know that they are my priority. The plan is to continue serving my community, in many capacities, over many years.”

Lyczynski said he’ll continue to be a Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Chapter Founder & President of Guys Who Give-St Joseph County, Planning Committee Member for Airfield Events, and Youth Leader at Verse by Verse Church.

The 41-year-old incumbent was set to run unopposed as no challenger filed for candidacy prior to the deadline earlier this month. Write-in candidates can still file, and while a registered write-in candidate could win the seat, their name will not appear on the ballot, nor will Lyczynski’s.

In other Three Rivers City Commission races longtime Mayor Tom Lowry will run unopposed, as will Third District Commissioner Chris Abel, while First District Commissioner Pat Dane will be challenged by Justin Mitchell.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2.

Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor of Watershed Voice.

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