KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., has decided against running for a third term this spring.
Forty-four-year-old Joe Reardon made the announcement Wednesday, saying he made the decision over the holidays. Reardon says he wants to spend more time with his family as his two sons grow up.
Reardon won his first four-year term in 2005.
He comes from a well-known political family. His father, Jack Reardon, served three terms as mayor of Kansas City, Kan., and his uncle, Bill Reardon, served 30 years in the Kansas Legislature.
Reardon was honored by his peers in 2012 as Kansas Mayor of the Year.
The mayoral primary is Feb. 26, with the general election set for April 2.