STUART George has announced he won't be standing for Richmond Valley Council in the September 8 elections.
Cr George told The Echo he planned to concentrate on his work with Metgasco, his presidency of Casino's Beef Week committee, and his family.
Groups opposed to CSG mining last year called for Cr George to stand down from his civic responsibilities because of a perceived conflict of interest.
"My decision not to stand for Council again was not due to any conflict of interest," Cr George said.
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