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Madison Ald. Matt Phair will not seek re-election after four terms on City Council

October 2, 2018

Ald. Matt Phair, who has served four terms on the Madison City Council, will not seek re-election in the spring 2019 election.

Phair, first elected in 2011, intends to step away from his 20th District seat to focus more time on other aspects of his life, particularly his family. In recent years, Phair and other council members have taken a leading role in trying to reduce and prevent violent crime.

“It is time to step aside and allow for fresh leadership to emerge,” Phair said in a statement Monday. “Serving on the council has been extremely rewarding. I will look back fondly on the relationships I’ve built in District 20 and on the council and am proud of the progress we have made together.”

The 20th District encompasses a large swath of the city’s Southwest Side.

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