Written by Phil Cerroni
By Amanda Casanova
Council member Roy Santoscoy announced at the Jan. 10 Council meeting that he would not seek reelection of his Council seat in May’s election.
“I have been very privileged to serve on the City Council for the last three years,” Santoscoy said. “I’ve enjoyed it greatly and have appreciated the support of the staff. We have a wonderful staff.
“I’m appreciative of my fellow Council members and the citizens of Irving. It’s been amazing to make some friendships. I have the desire to one day do this again, but my kids are at an age where that window is closing, and I want to make sure that I spend some quality time with them.”
Santoscoy was elected to Place 2 in May 2010. He is a small business owner and has two teenage daughters.
He previously served as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, vice-chairman of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, and Board of Trustee of the Baylor Medical Center at Irving.
Late last year, Council member Michael Gallaway announced that he would not run for reelection for the District 1 seat.
“As most Irving citizens are aware, serving as a City Council member is a time consuming endeavor. With that being said my current business and personal obligations will prohibit me from running for re-election in 2013,” Gallaway said in a statement. “For the last two and a half years it has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Irving and until my replacement is elected I will continue to do so in a way that is pleasing in God’s sight.”
Councilman Gerald Farris, who holds Place 7, which is also up for reelection in May, will run for reelection.
The election is set for May 11.