Kingsport Mayor Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election

One area mayor says he won’t be running for another term.

Kingsport Mayor John Clark announced that after seven years in city government, it’s time to step aside. He was first appointed to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in 2012, then three years later, was elected mayor when Dennis Phillips chose not to seek a sixth term.

Municipal elections will take place in Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City on May 21. In addition to the mayoral seat, the ballot in Kingsport will have four seats on the BMA and three on the Board of Education