Smithers Councillor Lorne Benson has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
He made the announcement during this evening’s(Tuesday) council meeting.
Benson served two previous terms on council before being elected once again in 2018.
“I’ll be stepping back after this term in order to take some time to spend more time with family and perhaps even traveling a little bit,” he said.
So far in the Smithers race Mayor Gladys Atrill has expressed her intent to run once again and Sam Raven will be running for a councillor spot.
There has been no word from other current councillors if they will be running again for office.
The municipal election will be held on October 15.