As of Friday, August 2, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Lawrenceville Councilman P.K. Martin will not seek a fifth term, the local politician announced Friday.
“It has been a tremendous honor to the serve the people of my hometown, and I am truly thankful for having that opportunity,” Martin said in a press release. “I ran for City Council because of my belief that Lawrenceville is outstanding and deserved leaders who dream big and have no small ideas. I have truly been humbled by the trust the people have placed in me, and I have been proud of my record of making Lawrenceville even better.”
Martin noted work to defeat an expansion to the local airport, improve public safety and build relationships with Georgia Gwinnett College, the business community and elected leaders as accomplishments during his eight years in office. The Lawrenceville native also worked to strengthen code enforcement, improve the downtown area and increase transparency in the government.
Despite his plan to keep his name off of the ballot this November, Martin hinted his life in politics is not over.
“While my time on the Council may be coming to an end, my desire to serve our community has only grown stronger,” Martin said. “Over the next few months I plan to take some time to consider my options and next steps in how to more effectively serve our community and families in public office moving forward.”