In a surprise move, former city Solicitor and Mayoral contender Ken Trujillo suddenly withdrew from the Philadelphia Mayoral race Wednesday, citing family issues. The official statement is below. We’ll update this post later as more information comes in.
“It is with great regret that I announce today I will no longer pursue the office of 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.”