Ray Musser

Upland mayor Ray Musser speaks during a transportation forum at the Hughes Community Center in Claremont, Calif. July 9, 2014. (Staff photo by Leo Jarzomb/San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

By Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/09/16 – 6:47 AM PDT |

UPLAND >> Mayor Ray Musser announced Monday night he would not seek another term after serving 18 years in office.

Reading from a memo to residents, Musser shared his decision at the end of the council meeting.

“It has been a very high honor to serve as your mayor for ‘the greatest city on planet Earth.’ However, I have decided not to seek another term as mayor of Upland and to spend more time with our family. May God bless you and my successor,” he read.

He was first elected to the council in 1998. Musser won re-election in 2002, 2006 and 2010, was appointed to the office of mayor Feb. 28, 2011, and elected mayor in 2012.

For months, there was speculation about whether or not he would seek re-election. It was only fueled by comments — or lack of comments — from Musser who wouldn’t say if he was going for a full third term.

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