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‘Sparky’ Lewis won’t seek another term on Warrenton Town Council

Tuesday, Feb. 9 | By James Ivancic
John "Sparky" Lewis
One more current Warrenton Town Council member won't be running for re-election this year while another will and a third remains undecided.

Ward 5 John “Sparky” Lewis announced at Tuesday's Town Council meeting that he won't stand for re-election this May for a new term starting July 1, wrapping up 27 years of service on council.

Kevin Carter previously announced he's running for the Ward 5 seat.

Ward 4 Council member Bob Kravetz announced Tuesday he will run for a second four-year term while Ward 2 Council member Joan Williams said she hasn't decided yet.

Alec Burnett is running for the Ward 2 seat.

Lewis said he had “tossed and turned for a couple months” in trying to decide whether to run again. He noted the number of town managers, police chiefs as well as council members too numerous to count that he served with over the years.

“I'm humbled that you let me serve you for 27 years,” he said to the public. “The last day of June will be my last day.”

He received a round of applause after his announcement.

Kravetz said he got the support of his “best advisor,” his wife, in deciding to run again, a decision that he said he also struggled with.

“Hopefully I will win and be able to serve another four years,” he said.

Ward 3 Council member Yakir Lubowsky announced nearly two weeks ago that he's not seeking another term. Ward 1 Council member Jerry Wood is running.

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