Rader Speaks Out - And Bows Out
Newcomer Costa Mesa City Council Candidate James Rader announced today that he will NOT actively campaign for a seat on the council in November, citing time constraints that will preclude him from creating an organization to effectively campaign this season.
He has decided to support the candidacy of former mayor Sandra Genis and outlines the reasons why in his brief press release this afternoon.
NAME WILL STILL BE ON THE BALLOT
Even though Rader's name will remain on the ballot, we can only hope it will not be a distraction to the voters when they make their selections in November. Thanks to Mr. Rader for making this decision so promptly.
Here's the text of James Rader's press release:
James Rader – Press Release
When I decided to run for the City Council, my goal was to be an active part of the process, and help move the city forward. Unfortunately, I waited until the last day of the nomination period to declare my candidacy. Now that I am a candidate, I see that there just isn’t enough time to create a campaign plan and build a viable organization before the November election. Bottom line, I will not be actively campaigning for the City Council.
That being said, I still plan to take an active role in the process by supporting Sandy Genis for City Council. Sandy has experience, and a good track record. As a public servant, she has demonstrated her commitment to making Costa Mesa a comfortable and safe place to live, and work.
This decision was not an easy one, but it is better that I make it now rather than at a later date.
Thank you very much for your support.