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What's up next for Akron's long-time mayor?
His spokeswoman says he may go build houses overseas until after the election

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M.L. Schultze
Spokeswoman Stephanie York says its been a mix of high-emotions and business as usual.
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Today’s last meeting of the press and Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic touched only briefly on his nearly three decades in office and focused mainly on a survey that shows Akron residents think the city’s heading in the right direction. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports:

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Plusquellic took no questions, and it wasn’t until after he left the room that anyone talked about what he’ll do next.

That was left to his spokeswoman, Stephanie York, who said he’s considering  volunteering  for the Peace Corps or Habitat for Humanity overseas.

“And just pound nails. Build houses for a couple months. Stay out of the fray during the election and then come back. … He’s not leaving Akron. He’s going to come back and do things in Akron.”

Plusquellic spent 28 years as Akron mayor and 41 overall in city government. He abruptly announced his resignation three weeks ago, effective Sunday. Council President Garry Moneypenny will take over as mayor, and is expected to run for a full term in November. 

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