“I have reluctantly concluded that at present, I will not be able to run a successful congressional campaign this election cycle,” George said in a statement.
George was one of the first candidates to enter the race.
George said he will explore other ways to serve the community, despite dropping out of the race.
“I will remain engaged in political activities and vow to continue be a voice for public education and all those who face injustice because of their race, ethnicity, gender, economic status, religion, ability level, or sexual orientation. I am investigating options as to how I may best serve the people of our community without compromising my effectiveness as a husband, father and educator,” George said.
Christina Hartman, nonprofit director Jessica King, and Lancaster city resident Richard Griffiths Smith Jr are all running for the seat.