Timothy Chittenden has ended his run for city council. He released the following statement this morning. What do you think about this development? Leave a comment below.
"For reasons beyond my control I have to regrettably end my campaign for the Rye City Council.
Recently, the New York State Retirement System informed me that it would be at least six months before I will be retired thus I would be unable to serve on January 1, 2010. In addition, I am still rehabbing from my back surgery.
I want to thank my family, friends, colleagues and supporters who had the faith in me to encourage me to run for a seat on the Rye City Council.
I plan on running for a seat on the Rye City Council in 2011. For the time being I will remain a strong advocate for a change in leadership at the Rye Police Department, real fiscal responsibility and stability at Rye City Hall as well as making Rye an open and transparent government.
I look forward to some substantive debates amongst the remaining candidates. Good luck to them all.