By Charlie Feldman
Troy Mayor Allen Adomite will not serve a third term.
He made the announcement at the Troy City Council meeting on Monday, September 21.
“It has been sixteen and a half years ago that I took a spot on the Planning Commission and also Ward 3 had me as their alderman for two terms and that was wonderful,” he said. “And then the people of Troy had me as their mayor for two terms and that has been the most wonderful. And so tonight I’ll just make it official and let everyone know that I will not be seeking another term as mayor.
“So I guess I’m officially a lame duck,” he said. “But I’m certainly not going to act like one at least until May 3. How about that?
“I look forward to seeing who wants this chair in May,” he said.
Adomite was first elected as mayor in 2013. He was reelected in 2017. The city has changed.
“I’m really proud we’ve made substantial progress in growing our sales tax revenues, expressly over the past ten years or so,” he said. “We’ve had consistent 68 percent growth and that’s by building a strong business community and by collaborating with the Troy Chamber of Commerce and just working to support our local businesses.
He credits his predecessor, the late Tom Caraker, for helping him get ready to do his job.
The only two living mayors left in Troy are Adomite and Ron Crider.
“I hope to be around for a long time,” Adomite told the board. “Just not here in this chair.”
He said he’ll be planning a little more free time.
“My daughter wasn’t barely thought about when I got elected the first time as a council member,” he said. “My grandparents were still alive.” He said he plans to spend more time with his family when his term expires in May.