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Gregory announces he won't seek re-election

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Longtime Denton City Council member Dalton Gregory announced Friday that he will not seek re-election in May. 

Gregory was first elected in 2009 to serve in District 2. He was re-elected again in 2011 and 2013. In 2014, he switched to run at-large, winning election in 2014 and again in 2016 to serve in Place 5. 

An avid cyclist and advocate for better bicycle infrastructure in the city, Gregory is also a retired educator and former principal in Denton ISD.

Gregory said in a prepared statement that he's looking forward to being fully retired. 

"I've been serving on Council for nine of the 10 years since I 'retired,'" he wrote. "I have missed too many grandkids' birthday parties and programs. I have also missed several travel opportunities with my wife. I'm ready to see what it feels like to be fully retired."

FEATURED PHOTO: Denton City Council member Dalton Gregory, shown here at a candidate forum at Denton City Hall in April 2016, says he will not seek re-election to his Place 5 seat on the council. DRC file photo