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Midland Mayor Patrick Payton will not run for re-election

Mayor Payton was elected back in November 2019.

MIDLAND, Texas — Midland Mayor Patrick Payton will not be running for re-election in November, according to an employee in the Mayor's office. 

Payton was elected Mayor of Midland back in November of 2019. 

He had previously said back in March he would be running for re-election.

During Tuesday's City Council meeting, Payton said he decided his season was over after having several discussions with his family and taking long walks with his wife.

"We've had quite a run together in the last two years and I think all of us have walked through history together and it's been an honor to serve them," Payton said.

Candidates have until August 22 to put their name on the local ballot. At this time the only person who has filed to run for the position is current city councilwoman Lori Blong.

We will continue to update this story as we receive more information. 

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