Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election.
According to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Fuhriman has decided to step down after nearly eight years of service.
“With our youngest child set to go to college next year, for the first time in decades, my wife Karen and I (being “empty nesters”) are planning on spending allot more quality time together. With 18 years as an Idaho Falls Police Officer and another (almost) eight as the Mayor, I am ready for some new challenges and am looking forward to spending more time with my family… especially my grandkids!”, stated Mayor Fuhriman.
The news release also stated that Mayor Fuhriman plans to continue to work towards the continued economic development of the city.
Commenting on his tenure, Mayor Fuhriman stated, “I am very proud of the work that been accomplished over the last several years. While it has not always been easy, the work has always been extremely rewarding. I am especially proud of the way the city has been able to weather the economic storms of the last several years without us having to cut services, raise taxes or lower expectations. Idaho Falls is a great city with a bright future and I am proud of my years of service here.”