Lexington, kY – In a media release this morning, Blevins cites the changes to the pension system that makes it to his financial advantage to bow out before the end of his term, which was to be in January 2011. Blevins successor will be appointed by County Judge-Executive Sandra Varellas. An election for the position will be held fall of 2010. Blevins has served the city of Lexington continuously for the past 35 years. First as an Urban County Councilman, then as Fayette County Clerk, a position he has held since 1982.