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Monday, August 06, 2018 11:47 am

Bluffton mayor Ellis not to seek 7th term

The Journal Gazette

Bluffton mayor Ted Ellis said today he would not seek a seventh term as mayor of the Wells County seat.

Ellis, 71, cited his age and health reasons for his decision.

“Six years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease,” he said in a statement. “While I am generally healthy, we know that the disease will progress and I plan to make the most of my retirement years.”

Ellis was elected in 1995. He has been unopposed in each of his bids for re-election and is among the longest-serving mayors in Indiana. His current term extends until Jan. 1, 2020.

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