Former superintendent Klink not seeking re-election on Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Councilwoman Kathleen Klink will not seek re-election in November, she told the Journal-News.

After several years of public service, including 47 years in public education and 10 years on Hamilton City Council, she said, “I need to reinvent myself.”

“I am completing my 10th year as a City Councilwoman and love our community and our direction,” Klink said. But it’s time for new challenges, she said.

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Klink, who has been a leader in Hamilton’s ongoing 17Strong efforts to build up the city’s 17 neighborhoods, said she will remain active.

“(I) am not a candidate going forward, yet I look forward to being involved with our community,” said Klink, who was superintendent of the Lakota Local School District.

Her decision means at least one of Hamilton’s seven seats will be filled by somebody new in January. Three of the council’s seven positions will be contested in November.

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