Santa Clara mayor Jamie Matthews to retire

SANTA CLARA (KRON) — The mayor of Santa Clara said he is going to retire.

Jamie Matthews made the surprise anouncement. Matthews said he will step down effective Monday, two years before his term expires.

Matthews made the announcement at 2 p.m. press conference.

With the success of the Super Bowl now on record, a spokesperson for the mayor said, the 53-year-old politician wanted to go out on a high note and spend more time with family.

Vice Mayor Teresa O’ Neill will take over as the interim mayor. The City Council has 30 days to appoint a new mayor.

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