The Davenport City Council will need to select another mayor pro tem next year as at-large Alderman Jason Gordon has announced he will not seek re-election in November.

Gordon was first elected to the City Council in 2009 and has served four terms.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the residents of Davenport,” Gordon said.

Gordon said that during the eight years he has served on City Council, the city has seen significant economic growth, including Kraft-Heinz and Sterilite, millions invested in downtown revitalization and record spending on infrastructure, all while holding the line on taxes.

"We have a great team here in Davenport, and it has been a pleasure to be part of such a great team," he said.

Along with his wife and two children, Gordon will remain in Davenport and continue working for the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce as its vice president of public affairs.

“The time is right for me and my family to step away,” Gordon said. “This is a perfect opportunity for me to reassess and reprioritize, both personally and professionally.”

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