It appears it is the end of an era for politics in Prince Edward County.
More from Picton with reporter Amanda Smith.
Quaiff says he does not think he would have the same relationship with the Progressive Conservatives as he did with the Ontario Liberals.
Quaiff came third in the Bay of Quinte riding in last week’s provincial election.
He says this will provide him more time to spend with his wife and seven grandchildren.
Quaiff first got involved in municipal politics in 1998 when he first ran for council but was unsuccessful. He then got elected in 2000 and served until 2003, served an eight month term in 2007 before running again in 2010 as a councillor followed by mayor.
He was also involved in the Eastern Ontario Mayors’ Caucus, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and AMO.
Quaiff got teary-eyed as he spoke with the media but says it’s time to take a rest.
He also said he wouldn’t endorse anyone that is seeking election for Prince Edward County council as he says it wouldn’t be fair.
Quaiff will be finishing out his term as mayor.