Johnson County chairman Ed Eilert says he will not seek re-election

In an email Monday, Ed Eilert, above, announced that he does not plan to seek re-election to a fourth term as Johnson County Commission chairman. Eilert has spent more than 40 years in elected office in Johnson County, including a quarter-century as Overland Park mayor. File image.

Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert announced today he will not run for another term in this fall’s election.

Eilert, who has served as chairman since 2011, sent an email Monday making his decision public, thanking the county’s volunteers for “all the different ways that make our county a great place to live, work, and raise a family,” as well as county employees and the voters.