April 11, 2011
UPDATED — 4:10 p.m. April 13, 2011
Councilman Sonny Putter announced April 11 that he will not seek re-election this year, ending his 17-year stay on the City Council.
Putter was elected to the council in 1994, and he was re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. He also served as mayor from 2000-2001. Putter sits in Position 4 on the council.
Putter said he decided not to run for re-election based on the direction the council is taking the city.
“We’ve got a less collegial, more corrosive atmosphere on the City Council,” he said. “Going forward, I didn’t think I could make a difference.”