SAN ANTONIO – Councilman Mike Gallagher announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election on City Council.
The District 10 representative was appointed to council in January 2014 to fill a vacancy.
Gallagher made the announcement during City Council’s meeting. He thanked Mayor Ivy Taylor and city manager Sheryl Schulley as well as his fellow councilmembers.
“When I began this journey, I had a clear purpose of protecting the neighborhoods of District 10 and felt the call of duty to bring their issues to the table,” he said. “We have been able to set in motion smart regulations to keep our residents safe, with initiatives like Safe Exchange Zones and our Hands Free Ordinance.”
Gallagher said he has been debating his decision for several weeks and said serving on council meant a lot of time away from family.
Before serving on council, Gallagher spent nearly three decades in the Air Force before retiring as a colonel. He also served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration.