ERIE, Pa. — Erie City Councilman David Brennan announced he will not seek re-election in this year’s election.
Brennan said the decision was made so he can spend more time with family, and focus more on his position with the Erie office of Bostwick Design Partnership.
During his time on council, he helped design the Erie 9/11 Memorial and served on the committee to raise money for its construction, among other projects in the city.
Brennan’s decision means that two of the four available council seats will be wide open. Councilman Curtis Jones is unable to run again due to term limits.
Democrats who have announced intentions to run include Emily Crofoot, Freda Tepfer, Jason Brendel, Adrian Ewing and Brad Ford
Democrat Rob Mahrt is expected to announce Thursday. Dan Nick is the only declared Republican in the race.
The two remaining incumbents, Jim Winarski and Cas Kwitowski, are expected to run for re-election.
Petitions need to be filed March 7.