CINCINNATI -- City Councilmember Kevin Flynn will not seek reelection in 2017, he announced Wednesday.
The announcement, more than a year before the election, means that there will be at least three new city councilmembers after the 2017 election because Charlie Winburn will have reached the term limit and Yvette Simpson has announced she's seeking the mayor's office.
Flynn will serve the rest of his term on the council.
“It has never been my intent to make a career of politics," Flynn said in a news release. "I feel that I have reached, and will continue to reach my goals during my four years on council. I want to be able to spend my future time providing public service to our great city in other ways. I want to give other civic minded citizens a realistic amount of time to develop a credible campaign to continue good government in Cincinnati and to give them the opportunity to stand up for Cincinnati."
Flynn, a Charterite, was elected to the council after unsuccessful runs in 2009 and 2011. He chairs the rules and audit committee, is vice chair of the law and public safety committee and is a member of other council committees. Flynn is a Mount Airy resident and graduate of LaSalle High School, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.