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Abilene City Councilman Steve Savage passing up re-election bid for underground bunker

Steve Savage (City of Abilene)

Abilene City Council member Steve Savage says he will not seek re-election to his Place 6 seat next year.

Instead, he'll devote his free time to renovating a nuclear missile silo he recently purchased.

RELATED: Underground silo shows Cold War history in the Big Country

Savage told KTXS he is turning it into an "ultra safe" home.

In the 1960's, the military built 12 Atlas F Intercontinental Ballistic Missile sites around Dyess Air Force Base.

RELATED: Atlas F Intercontinental Ballistic Missile sites in Big Country

Savage has been on the city council since 2015.

He said he's proud of the work he's accomplished during that time.

The other seat that will be up for grabs in May is Place 5.

Councilman Kyle McAlister has not announced whether he will run for another term.

The election is May 4, 2019.

Candidates can start filing as early as Jan 16.

The filing deadline is Feb 15.

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