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Stoknes will not seek a second council term

Central Ward City Councilman Kjell Stoknes said today he will not seek a second term.

“It’s time for someone else to take the rein,” he said. “I will have had four interesting, challenging years and am ready to move into the next project.”

Stoknes, a former real estate appraiser and municipal planner, defeated sales executive Doug Smith in a mildly contested race four years ago. Both candidates had similar platforms, promoting higher density downtown and environmental preservation in the Winslow area.

Stoknes has lately expressed a hesitance to run because of the deep divisions on the council over Winslow Way utility work, the Winslow sewer plant upgrade and financial matters.