In a statement released today, mayoral candidate Rick Tatnall has announced that he will instead be running for the 7th District School Board seat being vacated by Donald Coleman.
While I truly believe I have the knowledge, experience and awareness to be a great Mayor, this Mayoral election is already out of control, and there is still 5 months to go. With 18 candidates and counting, the election is guaranteed to be less about strategic plans and creative ideas and more about money and personalities. I know I can’t win in this scenario and since I am only in this race to affect serious change quickly, it is time to change the tactics of the Plan.
Towards that end I have decided to narrow my focus back on what I know best – the East End and Richmond Public Schools. I believe the best way to do that is to become a member of the School Board. Therefore, I announce I am ending my campaign to be Mayor of the City of Richmond and declare myself a candidate for the 7th District School Board seat being vacated by Donald Coleman.
For more information, please contact Rick Tatnall at:
(804) 325-3674 – land line
James “JJ” Minor, son of Del. Delores McQuinn and chairman of the city’s Democratic Committee, has voiced an interest in the position as well.