Hubbard mayor to retire as councilmen eye seat

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Ben Kyle announces run for Hubbard mayor

Hubbard Mayor John Darko said he will not seek re-election when his term expires at the end of 2019.

Darko has served as mayor since 2012. He says he’s had a great time serving the people but will be retiring.

Councilman at Large Benjamin Kyle says he plans to run for the position in the 2019 May Primary.

Kyle made a bid for the 63rd District Seat in the State House in 2015 but lost the election to Glenn Holmes in the primary.

Kyle is a 2000 Hubbard High School Graduate who says he’s learned a lot from Mayor Darko.

“I felt that it just might be something that is a positive for the city having someone new, not only be involved in the mayor’s office but also to show younger generations that it is a possibility to lead,” Kyle said.

Councilman Tim O’Hara says he also plans on running in the primary.

The four-year term would begin in 2020.

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