After narrowly losing the Louisville mayor’s race, Republican Hal Heiner says he’s unlikely to seek public office again.

Heiner could not legally seek the mayor’s office and re-election to the Metro Council at the same time, so after this year, he will not hold public office, but he says he wants to stay civically involved.

“We’re going to take—the rest of the family—take the rest of the year without committing in one direction or another,” he says. “Then, the first of next year, start actively seeking where I can help.”

And Heiner adds that he won’t likely seek public office again.

“You know, the short answer to that is…No,” he says. “This was my one time, all in, can you make a difference for the people of Louisville run. So I really have no plans to run for office.”

Heiner says he will also return to his private business work.