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Donley Says Farewell To Elected Office - Source Alexandria News

Posted on Jan 01,2013
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Vice Mayor Kerry Donley.

Source Alexandria News

By Carla Branch

When Kerry Donley was elected Alexandria vice mayor in 2009, most of the electorate lauded his return to public office. His decision not to run for re-election in 2012 came as a surprise and was a disappointment to many. Just before his last City Council meeting on Dec. 15, he sat down with to look back on his long career in public service and talk about what the future might hold for him.

“While I am not ruling out a bid for elected office sometime in the future, I need to take care of my health now because that’s the most important thing,” Donley said.

While undergoing a routine medical check-up late last year, doctors found that Donley’s blood pressure was dangerously high. They prescribed medication, suggested he eat healthier food and told him to reduce the stress in his life. That’s when he decided not to run for re-election.

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