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Richmond mayor will not seek re-election

Two-term Richmond mayor Jim Barnes says he will not run for re-election.

RICHMOND, Ky. - Two term Richmond mayor Jim Barnes says he will not run for re-election.

Barnes, who was first elected in 2010, says it was not easy decision, but that he does not foresee changing his mind before the January 30 filing deadline.

Two candidates have filed to run for the position, retired EKU professor Dr. Robert Blythe, who is also a minister, and Jim Newby, a former firefighter who is now a realtor.

Both are incumbent city commissioners.

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