BG Commissioner Bill Waltrip Not Running

By Michael Gossum | 

UPDATED 10:14 PM (WBKO) -- Bowling Green Commissioner Bill Waltrip has served the city of Bowling Green in different areas for decades now.

Monday night, Waltrip told WBKO he won't seek re-election later on this year.

Waltrip was first elected to the Bowling Green City Commission in 2010.

Prior to that he worked on bowling green's police force for about 30 years serving as Chief for four years.

Waltrip said he will never forget his first night as city commissioner.

"How humbled I was at the fact that we have a process that elects people to vote, to take a leadership role in the community that way, and how nervous I was. I'd been in city government for over 30 years, but just humbled by that. That was really a highlight for me," said Bowling Green City Commissioner Bill Waltrip.

Waltrip said his decision not to run for a third term was a long thought out process.

"What I'd like to say is that, this is a time for me to step back and evaluate what I'm doing, what I'd like to continue doing. It's just a good time at the end of this year, I will have four years, that's two terms. I appreciate so much people honoring me by voting for me to begin with," said Waltrip.

Waltrip told me this evening he has not slammed the door on another run in the future, but it won't be this term.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- An incumbent Bowling Green city commissioner has decided not to run for another term.

Bill Waltrip has announced he is not seeking reelection. Waltrip was elected to the city commission in 2010.

He recently co-sponsored an ordinance that provides major changes to Bowling Green's alcohol laws.Prior to being elected to the city commission, Waltrip was Bowling Green's Chief of Police for four years.

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