Jefferson County Board of Education member Debbie Wesslund won’t seek re-election this year.

Wesslund has for eight years represented the board’s third district, which covers northeastern Jefferson County. 

She says the decision to not run for another term involved a lot of thought. But she adds that she’s relieved to make the announcement.

“Eight years I think is a pretty good run, I think,” she says. “I have made some priorities on some things and I feel good about the progress of the school system in the last several years and I think I am ready to contribute in another way.”

Wesslund declined to comment on who may be interested in running for her board seat, and she has not ruled out running for another office.

Jacob Ryan is a reporter for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.