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Long time commissioner, former Bozeman mayor says he's taking a break from city government

Krauss has served three terms as Bozeman mayor
Posted at 3:21 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 17:21:42-05

BOZEMAN — After 16 years on the Bozeman City Commission, including three terms as Mayor, Jeff Krauss says it’s time for a break.

“I started working in local government in 1991. All of that, I have to put in a big box and you know, store somewhere. Put in the storage unit, so to speak. The mental storage unit,” said Krauss.

“I’m stepping down for a while. I might run again in two years. But I felt like it was time to see who would step up.”

Krauss also says he also wants to take the time to reconnect with people in the city and possibly find a job that requires regular interaction with Bozeman residents.

Over the years, Krauss established himself as a commissioner that would stand his ground, often times taking votes that didn’t match up with the rest of the commission.

Some highlights from Krauss’s time in Bozeman city government are getting the Bozeman Public Safety Center bond passed and approving financial support for Gallatin College.

“My gratitude is overwhelming that I was given this chance to contribute to my adopted city. So I appreciate every moment of it,” said Krauss.