Thank you for your early support and interest in my campaign for Mayor of Saint Paul. It means a great deal to me.
While this message is difficult for me to write, I want to let you know that I have decided to withdraw from the mayoral race.
Since launching the campaign, the level of excitement our issues and the challenge to the status quo have generated has exceeded my expectations. In order to run the type of grassroots campaign needed to push these issues and to win, I would need to be campaigning non-stop from now through Election Day. After much consideration I’ve come to realize that at this time in my life, for both family and professional reasons, I cannot dedicate the time to be the candidate to lead this effort.
I believe strongly in adding more voices and more choices to this year’s campaign, and will be working with members of the Green Party and others to identify and encourage other candidates to run and continue to push these issues in to the campaign. By making the decision to get out of the race early, I’m hopeful that other candidates will emerge with the time and capacity to be successful.
In the coming weeks I will be winding down my campaign and communicating with donors and supporters. Thank you again for your support. I’m hopeful that we can continue to move a progressive agenda forward for Saint Paul.