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Mike Garey, longtime St. Joseph city commissioner and mayor, is not running for reelection. He spoke with The Herald-Palladium about his time in office.

After 22 years as a St. Joseph city commissioner, including the last eight years as mayor, Mike Garey is setting down the gavel and stepping aside.

Garey and his wife, Liz, are looking forward to spending more time with their three grown children and six grandchildren, as he plans to take some time to consider his next endeavors.

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