TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Ten months after taking over as the spokesperson for Baltimore County, T.J. Smith will be stepping down to “explore other opportunities.”

Smith, who previously served as a spokesperson for the Baltimore City Police Department, will be replaced by Sean Naron, who most recently served as a press secretary for former Planned Parenthood leader Dr. Leana Wen, the county said.

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In August, Smith said he was “closing in on a final decision” on whether to run for mayor of Baltimore City. As of Tuesday, he has not announced an official run.

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Smith’s last day on the job will be Friday.