As you read through our story yesterday on the candidates who filed nomination papers for the May 10th municipal election – you may have noticed a name was missing.
West Side resident and entrepreneur Liz Rowe had filed nomination papers as a candidate in Ward 1. However – on Tuesday Rowe announced on her Facebook page that “after careful consideration, I am withdrawing my bid for council in the upcoming May municipal election.” She gave no indication as to what led to her decision.
In her original news release announcing her candidacy – Rowe said she would focus on attracting more residential and commercial development to the West Side. She also pointed to the need for more industrial growth opportunities – and – a realistic budget for all city departments.
Three other people have filed nomination papers for the two seats in Ward 1 as of Thursday – Joanna Killen – Christopher Withers – and Incumbent Blake Armstrong.