Greenport business owner ends short-lived mayoral run

08/07/2014 12:02 PM |
Marc LaMaina says he no longer wants to be mayor of  Greenport Village. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Marc LaMaina says he no longer wants to be mayor of Greenport Village. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Less than two months after announcing his intent to run for village mayor next year, Greenport business owner Marc LaMaina has put the kibosh on his campaign.

Mr. LaMaina, 33, the owner of Lucharitos on Main Street in Greenport, announced on Facebook Thursday morning that he would no longer be seeking election.

He later told a Suffolk Times reporter that his decision came down to achieving a “work-life balance.”

“It’s a demanding role and I can’t commit enough energy right now,” he said. “It’s not fair to my family.”

In June, Mr. LaMaina said he considered running for the position for three years, with transparency within Village Hall being one of his biggest concerns.

Mr. LaMaina is the first and only person to voice interest in running for the seat so far.

Mayor David Nyce, who is currently serving his second four-year term, has said he will not seek re-election.

The seats of trustees David Murray and George Hubbard, who also serves as deputy mayor, are up in 2015.

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