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Ousted city manager to run for Mayor of Portsmouth

Posted at 10:21 PM, Mar 02, 2016

Portsmouth, Va. - Former City Manager John Rowe will run for mayor, according to City Councilman Bill Moody.

Rowe will make the formal announcement on Thursday at 5:30 pm at Mario's Italian Restaurant, Moody told NewsChannel 3.

City council members ousted Rowe last spring, which brought high drama.

Rowe will have competition. The City's Mayor Kenny Wright announced his re-election bid in February.