Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announces he won't seek re-election

Several possible candidates emerge, but only Weston Wamp says he's running

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election at the end of his term in 2022.
photo Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Hamilton County mayor Jim Coppinger announces that he will not run for re-election on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse on Wednesday October 20, 2021.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election at the end of his term in 2022.

"What a privilege it has been for me to serve as Hamilton County mayor," he said at a news conference on the courthouse steps. "There will be a lot of things I miss about it, but I think it would be selfish on my part to continue. I have a family and people who want to spend time with me."

Coppinger,