Don Ross withdraws from mayor’s race

donross-facebookFormer Ward 8 alderman Don Ross won’t be running for Hamilton mayor.

The 70-year-old retired executive made the announcement that he’s withdrawing from the race to replace Mayor Bob Bratina via a message on Twitter on Monday (April 14).

“After many discussions with friends and family and soul searching I have decided to withdraw,”  he said.

Ross said his main reason for running was the belief that change was needed at city hall, but said that reason has “evaporated” with Bratina not seeking re-election.

Still in the race are Michael Baldasaro, Ejaz Butt, Brad Clark, Fred Eisenberger, Nick Iamonico, Crystal Lavigne and Brian McHattie.

Iamonico, 58, has previously run for election in mayor’s races in North York and Brockville.  He has now trained his sights on becoming the next mayor of Hamilton after registering April 7.

Read more about Iamonico on thespec.com, here.

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