BREAKING NEWS - Bill Spears has no more competition in 4th District race

DeWayne Bartels

This was just received from Mark Plebanek: "With much regret I have had to make the tough decision to withdraw my name from the 4th District City Council race. My company announced many layoffs this past Monday as well as restructuring ... With this evolution there will be a lot of training in order to get up to speed with my new responsibilities.

"Employment must be my first priority thus I will not be able to engage the time and energy required to run a campaign and offer proper representation to the residents of the 4th District. I thank you for the opportunity to relay information about myself and my campaign through your publications. I will be making a formal withdrawal to the Election Commission within a couple days and wanted to give you ample lead time for your section."