Independent candidate for Pittsburgh mayor withdraws from race

PITTSBURGH —Independent candidate for Pittsburgh mayor Marlin Woods announced his withdrawal from the ballot Saturday.

Campaign officials said the withdrawal was due to “petition challenges” and logistics.

“…regrettably our petitions were challenged by a few Democratic voters on August 9th, 2021. The law requires my campaign to present each person we consider a fixable challenge at a hearing this Monday, August 16th, 2021. Unfortunately, this requirement is logistically impossible to achieve in such a short period of time. As such, I have no other option than to withdraw from this year’s race,” said the campaign in a release.

Woods is a motivational speaker and business consultant who’s also worked as a minister.

“I can promise you have not heard the last from me,” wrote Woods. “I will continue to advance my positive message and respond to opportunities to provide leadership where and when appropriate in the next four years. Stay tuned; we’re just getting started.”

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