Former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo has officially withdrawn from the Philadelphia Mayoral race.
His full statement is as follows:
It is with great regret that I announce today I will no longer pursue the office of the Mayor of Philadelphia. My wife, daughter and I are greatly saddened by this decision, but there are family matters that require my full attention. I am announcing this now because I believe strongly that we must leave the door open for another candidate to enter this race. Philadelphia needs someone who has the skills and values to put Philadelphia first, and I very much hope voters will have such an option. I am grateful for the extraordinary support I’ve received, and it is my sincerest regret that I will not be able to pursue this campaign to the end.
This news was released just hours after Citified published a Q&A that outlined his progressive plans for City Hall.
This suggests the decision was rather abrupt. With his large personal wealth, Trujillo was seen as a possible wildcard in the race.