Taylor Leaves Council Race
By Joe Marvilli
The City Council race for District 24 now has one less candidate.
Democratic District Leader Martha Taylor announced on Feb. 5 that she is withdrawing her candidacy for the City Council seat, due to an unidentified health issue.
“I am stepping out of this race, but my fight for our community is far from over,” she said in a press release. “It was a hard decision. Hopefully I’ll be perfectly fine, but I can’t take the chance.”
Candidates Rory Lancman and Isaac Sasson issued statements about Taylor’s withdrawal.
“Elections come and go, but the things that really matter most are our health and our family,” Lancman said. “I’ve known Martha many years and I wish her a complete and speedy recovery.”
“She would have been a formidable campaigner, Sasson said. “I’m sorry she’s dropping out. I wish her well.”
While she intends to stay involved, Taylor has not yet chosen to back any other candidates in the race.
“She will still have a presence. In terms of the race, she’s not taking any positions on the race; she’s focusing on her health,” said spokesperson Krista Brenner.
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