“As of today, I am withdrawing from the race for the 12th Congressional District. It has become clear to me that there is much work to be done in the district at the local level and that my candidacy was closing doors that need to be open,” Stolz wrote on his Facebook page.
Stolz then threw his support behind Linsenmayer’s run.
“With that, I give my full endorsement to Ray Linsenmayer. Ray was the first person I sought out back in January with hopes that he would run my campaign. I have the greatest respect for him and his ability to organize,” Stolz wrote.
“I am so grateful to John for his endorsement. I look forward to seeing him continue his amazing advocacy work to protect Pennsylvania’s environment which is helping us all build an economy for the 21st century,” Linsenmayer said.
Linsenmayer entered the race over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.