Ypsilanti City Council member Ricky Jefferson says he will not seek re-election.
Jefferson has represented Ward One since winning election in 2010, and told WEMU news earlier this month that he was interested in another term.
In a statement to supporters, neighbors and business owners, Jefferson said he has pondered the decision for months with his wife, his Pastor and his advisors, and came to the conclusion that "this is the best decision for my family, my supporters and me."
Jefferson said he hopes the work he's done with his colleagues on Ypsilanti City Council "has helped someone and renders a positive impact on this city."
Jefferson's term expires this November, as do the terms of Ward Two council member Daniel Vogt and Ward Three council member Brian Robb, who are expected to file petitions for re-election.