HOLLAND, Mich. — Mayor Kurt Dykstra announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election.
Dykstra has served as Holland’s mayor since 2009, according to the city’s website. Prior to that, he was a member of City Council.
“I will not seek re-election this coming November,” he wrote in an open letter. “Over the past few days positive events have occurred in my family and professional life; these events, however, mean that I will not seek re-election.”
According to the Holland City website, in order to be on the ballot for the November elections, nominating petitions need to be filed by 4 p.m. April 21.
Watch: Video from last year of Mayor Dykstra accepting FOX 17’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: