Sheridan Mayor John Heath says he will not seek re-election

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Sheridan Mayor John Heath has announced today that he will not seek re-election when his term ends this year. Heath will complete his term, which will officially end when a newly elected mayor takes office in January 2017. "I've served on the council for seven years, and my time to step aside has come," Heath told Dally today. Heath was first elected to the city council in 2007. He began serving as mayor in 2014 when former mayor Sen. Dave Kinskey filled the State Senate District 22 seat after the death of Sen. John Schiffer. Heath said that his "work is not done yet," adding that still to come in his 10 months remaining as mayor is the fiscal year 2017 budget planning process. "We've got a lot of work to do, and I am excited to do it," Heath said. Before he served on the Council, Heath said he was active with the Sheridan Junior High PTO. When his time as mayor is over, he says he will remain an active part of the community, just "in a different seat." *Feature photo: Mayor John Heath congratulates the winner of the 2015 Christmas Stroll button contest, 11-year-old Ashley Reilly, while Sheridan County Chamber Executive Director Dixie Johnson looks on. / Pitchengine Communities photo* #dally #news