STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia has decided not to run for a second term in the fall.
“Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving the city of Stamford in multiple capacities. The time has come for me to return to my life as businessman and private citizen,” Pavia said in a statement.
“The last three years have been the most rewarding of my life. I value the trust the citizens have placed in me and I pledge to continue to work for the city of Stamford, not just during the remainder of my term, but well beyond,” he said.
Pavia, a Republican who was elected in 2009, replaced Dannel Malloy, a Democrat who had not run for re-election but was elected governor of Connecticut in 2010. Pavia defeated Democrat David Martin.
Martin and state Rep. William Tong are two of several Democrats who have expressed interest in a possible run for mayor. They won a Democratic City Committee straw poll held earlier this month.
Republican Jerry Pia, who currently serves on the Board of Education, also has been considering a run for mayor.