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Mike Parker has withdrawn from the Mayor's race and is endorsing Tom Butt. Mike recommends that you donate to the campaigns of Team Richmond - Gayle McLaughlin, Jovanka Beckles and Eduardo Martinez. To donate go here: http://www.teamrichmond.net/donate
Mike is still accepting donations to help pay back loans that financed his campaign.
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After five months of vigorous campaigning for the office of Richmond Mayor, I am withdrawing from the race.

A few days before the final filing deadline, I learned that Tom Butt had decided to enter the race.

My supporters and I determined that in this race the progressive vote would likely be split. We decided my time is better spent campaigning for our team of progressive candidates for the Richmond City Council, Jovanka Beckles, Eduardo Martinez, and Gayle McLaughlin.

Taken together Gayle, Eduardo, and Jovanka, and the many campaign supporters behind them, represent a different kind of politics, based on organized people-power-- not on corporate power.

I am still an active part of “Team Richmond.” I will work very hard to continue the progress we have made in Richmond and to elect members of the Council who support the fight for Doctors Hospital, a cleaner and safer refinery, jobs for Richmond, and rebuilding our system of public education through community involvement. We need to challenge the Chevron candidates and those unwilling to stand up against Chevron when representing the community.

In the course of this campaign, I have met and been inspired by many wonderful Richmond residents. I thank all those volunteers, unions, and community organizations who have endorsed me and especially those volunteers who worked so hard to make my campaign an exciting grass roots effort. I know we can continue the same spirit and energy to make Team Richmond a success.

In gratitude and solidarity,

Mike Parker

 
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