Maple Grove Council Member Phil Leith Won’t Seek Re-election
Maple Grove City Council Member Phil Leith Won’t Seek Another Term
Maple Grove City Council member Phil Leith announced at the end of Monday night’s meeting that he would not be running for re-election this fall.
Leith has served on the council since 2007. Prior to the city council, he served on the Maple Grove Planning Commission and the Maple Grove Citizens Long Range Improvement Committee. He also represented Maple Grove on the Hennepin County Capital Budgeting Task Force.
“I’m going to be retiring and not going to run for re-election this fall,” said Leith. “I’m going to call it a career after 22 years.”
Leith said it’s not a decision he took lightly, but one he made last year.
“My business has been exceeding my expectations. It’s demanding more and more of my time, which is a good thing,” said Leith. “I just don’t have time for campaigning or continuing.”
Leith made the announcement at the end of Monday’s meeting. Mayor Mark Steffenson thanked Leith for his time serving the city.
“The city has been much better off for your service and we look forward to your retirement party,” said Steffenson.
Steffenson and council member Karen Jaeger both followed up Leith’s announcement with quick mentions that they would both be running for re-election.