Bracey to run for third term as mayor of York City


York City Mayor Kim Bracey announced Thursday that she is seeking re-election in 2017. If elected, it will be Bracey's third term as mayor.

She said in a news release that she is touting accomplishments such as putting York City on a focused financial stability plan that has paid off with five consecutive budgets without a tax increase.

The release also highlights her administration's spear-heading more than $8 million in neighborhood investment, which specifically targeted the Salem Square, Royal Square and Olde Towne East neighborhoods.

“It is an absolute honor to work daily on behalf of the over 43,000 residents of our great city. Together, we’ve made incredible strides forward for our community, and together I hope to continue the hard work to benefit our city on behalf of our city,” Bracey said in the release.

If elected, she would be the first female mayor to be elected to a third term. The only other three-term mayor for York City was Bill Althaus, according to the release.

"Challenges will always exist," Bracey said in the release. "Time and again, our York community has proved that hurdles can always be overcome and challenges will always be bested. It is an honor to seek a third term and would be an incredible privilege to be granted the opportunity by my neighbors.”