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Wendell Mayor Will Not Seek Re-Election

Posted May 24, 2007

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— The mayor of Wendell announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election.

Tim Hinnant has served as the town's mayor for the past four years. Before that, he served as a commissioner on the town board and mayor pro tem.

“I think Wendell has made some real progress in the past few years but we still have a lot of work to do,” Hinnant said. “The town needs someone with the time to devote to the challenges that come with the rapid growth Wendell is about to experience. For personal reasons, I will have difficulty devoting the amount of time that will be needed in the next term of office."

Hinnant said the town's future is exciting, but it is time to let someone else have a chance at it.

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  • Nobody but Carolina May 25, 2007

    I think he did a decent job. Wendell seems to be established with good forethought to the explosion about to happen. I just would like to see a bit more done to draw more retail and sit down to order and be served restaurants in to Wendell. That's really the only area I've felt is lacking from the overall city government.

  • weasleyes May 24, 2007

    You did a good job, Cuz (2nd cousin.) Hold your head high!