Two prominent hopefuls for Cincinnati’s next mayor announced this week that they would not be seeking the office after all.
In a Feb. 18 Facebook post, P.G. Sittenfeld shares that he will drop out of the mayoral race immediately.
“It is with a very heavy heart that, due to the current situation, I've made the decision not to run for mayor after all,” Sittenfeld writes. “I am completely innocent and am working daily to achieve justice and ensure that the facts are known - but a mayoral effort right now would distract voters from the important issues confronting our city and create even more stress for my family. I love both our city and my family too much to put you and them through that.”
The Cincinnati mayoral election is scheduled for Nov. 2, preceded by a primary on May 4. The filing deadline is today, Feb. 18.