PORTLAND, Maine — City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, who is completing his third term representing District 1, Tuesday announced he will not seek another three-year term.

“I believe I have had a very successful tenure at City Hall, but also know I am ready for a change,” Donoghue said in a press release.

Donoghue, 36, of 75 Beckett St., is chairman of the Housing and Community Development Committee. He said he hoped his successor would continue to push for affordable housing and quality education.

“Portland is an expensive place to live and it needs to be equally aggressive about housing development and investing in public education if it wants to retain working families,” Donoghue said.

The District 1 race has attracted two candidates so far: Brandon Mazer of 45 Eastern Promenade, who is an attorney for Shipyard Brewing Co., and Steven Jefairjian of 56 North St., a retired baker and chef.

District 1 extends east from Forest Avenue and State Street. It includes the eastern city peninsula, a portion of the Back Cove area, and the Casco Bay islands.