Houston Chronicle

Mayor decides he won’t seek re-election

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After serving as Humble mayor for over 15 years, Merle Aaron announced on Friday that he will not be seeking re-election this May.

He has overseen Humble’s growth since 2005 while serving the city in multiple roles. He was first elected to City Council to finish an unexpired term, which he resigned from in 2015 to run for Mayor, winning the following re-election bids in 2017 and 2019.

“Serving the citizens of Humble for all these years has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” Aaron said in a press release. “I feel we as a city have accomplish­ed quite a bit in that time despite facing several major challenges here recently. I know that the future for Humble is very bright, and it’s time for the next generation of leaders to guide it.”

He plans to spend more time with family and travel with his wife, Linda, upon his term expiring in May according to a press release.

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