Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham Won't Seek Reelection

At 22, Bingham became the youngest mayor in state history when he was elected in 2005.

By Bob Connors
|  Monday, May 20, 2013  |  Updated 12:52 PM EDT
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Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham Won't Seek Reelection

City of Torrington

Torrington mayor Ryan Bingham will not seek a fourth term in office, he announced on Monday.

Torrington mayor Ryan Bingham announced Monday he will not run for reelection.

"This is not an easy decision and has taken some very serious reflection," Bingham said in a statement.

Bingham was 22 when he was first elected in November 2005, becoming the youngest mayor in Connecticut history, according to his biography. The Republican is in his third term and was married during his time in office. Bingham and his wife Jen are expecting their first child in August.

"As I have contemplated my decision whether or not to run for Mayor again this November, I have to now consider the impacts to my family and my future child and whether or not I can commit fully to this position as I have for over 7 years," Bingham said.

Mayor Bingham did not say what he plans on doing after he leaves office, but that he will continue to support his city.

"I hope that wherever the future takes me that I can always live in Torrington and give back to the community that has given me so much," he said.

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