July 18, 2012Longtime High Point Mayor Becky Smothers, who announced earlier this year that she would not run again for mayor, on Wednesday, July 18, announced that she would file the same day to run for one of the two at-large seats on the High Point City Council.
When she announced that she would not run for mayor, she said she would make a decision on an at-large candidacy later. "It's later," she wrote in a press release today.
Smothers cited several reasons for running for an at-large seat, including using her experience to support the new mayor, wanting to come up with new means of raising revenue for High Point's general fund, wanting to build a new senior center and wanting to stay involved in regional and state transportation issues.
For the full text of Smothers' announcement, click here.