Smith won’t seek another term on Perrysburg Council

PERRYSBURG — There will be changes to council next year, as President Jonathan Smith is not seeking re-election.

Smith plans to finish out his second term of office.

In a statement, he said he wants to spend more time with family.

“After much thought, prayer, and conversation with my family, I have decided not to seek re-election,” Smith said. “I have been humbled and beyond grateful to have the support of so many of you within our great community. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you these last eight years on council and the past four as president.”

He said he will stay involved in Perrysburg.

“This does not mean that I am closing my door to public service entirely. I intend to remain involved in the community by continuing to serve Perrysburg in multiple other ways: whether that be coaching youth sports, cub scouts, Rotary, within the Knights of Columbus, through my church or other opportunities that may present themselves.”

His fourth child is due soon.

“The reason I chose to run for city council was to try and make Perrysburg a great place to live, work and raise a family for which Perrysburg has and hopefully will continue to check off all those marks. With the impending arrival of our fourth child, who will be arriving any day now, it is time for me to focus more on my family.”