Joe Shaw contemplated calling it quits as mayor of Lancaster, but said family members convinced him to do otherwise.
Shaw, who’s been Lancaster’s mayor for 28 years, will vie for an eighth term this year.
Shaw, 75, said he considered not running again to be able to spend more time with his family. There have been many times he’s missed family events due to mayoral duties, he said.
He filed to run for re-election Wednesday at the county’s Voter Registration and Election Office.