NP Mayor decides not to seek another term

Published: Jan. 8, 2020 at 2:14 PM CST
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North Platte's current Mayor, Dwight Livingston, will not seek reelection in May 2020. The two-term mayor says he's proud of his accomplishments, but says it's time to focus on family.

Livingston says he struggled with this decision. His plans now are to focus on family.

He says, "I know the direction this City is headed and I know it will take the right candidate to keep the upward momentum going. This position is not about being the boss, it is not about fulfilling individual agendas, it is about guiding the City and its' people calmly through the good times and the bad times."

Livingston says, "While the position of Mayor is not a "full-time" job, it requires full-time commitment."

Livingston says, "During my tenure, I have had to ask my family to make many sacrifices, the greatest of these is time, my time. "

Livingston says he's proud of his accomplishments, citing the development of Hobby Lobby, new motels and restaurants, and plans to renovate downtown North Platte. He says the city is developing plans for changing the complexion of the entry-way into North Platte to draw more travelers into the city.

Livingston thanks City Administrator Jim Hawks, for working to remove flood plains restrictions and saving millions of dollars for the citizens of North Platte.

Livingston served in the United States Air Force including a

tour in Vietnam. He worked for the North Platte Police Department for 38+ years retiring as Interim Police Chief.

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