P.G. Sittenfeld tweets he won't run for council again after this year

Posted at 7:39 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 19:44:33-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati City Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld will not run for the seat again after this year, he tweeted.

Sittenfeld was first elected to the council in 2011, then making him the youngest councilmember in city history. When he ran for re-election in 2013, he received the most votes.

Last year, he ran for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman, but lost the Democratic primary to former Gov. Ted Strickland despite bringing in celebrity endorsements from actors like Jonathan Banks of "Breaking Bad" and Mark Hamill.

He's running for re-election to the council this year. It's a crowded field of candidates, with all nine city council seats up for grabs.

Sittenfeld didn't immediately give any indication why this will be his last run or what he plans to do after leaving the council. He's a graduate of Princeton University and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.

Last year, Sittenfeld said there will be a chapter of his life outside of public service, likely working for a startup company or entrepreneurial venture.

“I haven’t yet had the idea that’s made me say ‘I’m going all in on this,’” he said then. “Same as a campaign. I would only want to personally go all in, and ask others to go all in, if I said this is the next big thing.”