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Muncie mayor will not seek third term

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 14:29:05-05

MUNCIE -- Two terms is enough for Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler.

In a city hall announcement Friday, the 76-year-old mayor said he would not run for a third term this November.

"I'm at a time in my life where I want to spend more time with my wife, children and grandchildren," Tyler said.

The mayor, who is a Democrat, took office in 2012 after serving six years as a state representative.

Tyler is a Muncie native, a graduate of Muncie Central High School and spent 42 years with the Muncie Fire Department.

The City of Muncie website lists some of Tyler's accomplishments including the re-opening of two fire stations, plus road, sidewalk and alley repaving projects.

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