Lorain Mayor announces resignation after 8 years, to spend more time with family

Lorain Mayor announces resignation after 8 years, to spend more time with family
A photo of Chase Ritenauer from Oct. 2015.

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Chase Ritenauer, Lorain’s 50th mayor announced his resignation via social media Thursday, May 9.

Ritenauer released a lengthy statement on Twitter, coming to grips with the life altering move to step down as mayor of his hometown.

In his statement he mentions his wish to become more present in his household.

“My wife has only known me as a mayor. I do not want that for my daughter in these early, important years.”
Chase Ritenauer

The resignation will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on May 31.

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