BY PAUL LEIGHTON
---- — BEVERLY — City Councilor Scott Dullea announced Monday night that he will not seek re-election.
Dullea, 33, said he decided not to run “in the best interest of my now-growing family.” His wife, Stacy, is expecting a baby boy in July.
“With that addition there’s the pressure of being a small-business owner, having a growing family and the City Council,” Dullea said. “I just think that if I was to try to do all three, one would suffer, and there’s really no room to have one of those suffer.”
Dullea, an attorney who lives on Dane Street, is in his first term on the City Council, as one of its three at-large members. He will remain on the council until his term expires at the end of the year.
Councilors gave Dullea a standing ovation after he made his announcement at the end of Monday’s meeting at City Hall.
Dullea is the second incumbent councilor who is not seeking re-election. Ward 1 Councilor Maureen Troubetaris, the senior member of the board with 22 years in office, announced in March that she will not run.
Candidates have until Aug. 2 to take out nomination papers. The election is Nov. 5.
Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.