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Vice Mayor Shinn Won't Seek Re-election

Citing health issues, Vice Mayor Bill Shinn announced at Tuesday's Council that he campaign for re-election.

Concord's 70-year-old Vice Mayor Bill Shinn won't be back to the council table come November.

On July 10, Tuesday, he announced that he will not seek re-election, the Contra Costa Times reported.

He cited health issues, including his Parkinson's, which was diagnosed more than a year ago but wasn't made public until that Tuesday.

Contra Costa Times, July 11:

"It's something you could probably get through," Shinn said. "I find I don't have the energy I used to have. I don't have the patience on some things."

Shinn has spent four decades in public service.

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