Goetz Pulls Out of Race for Lakeland City Commission

Posting on his Facebook account this evening, James Goetz made the following announcement:

For the health and well being of my family, friends and self, I pulled out of the race today. It deeply saddens me to have to do so. However tomorrow the sun will come up and a new day will begin. I thank you all for your support and confidence.

At this point, it has not been confirmed that Goetz filed the necessary paperwork to officially end his campaign for the commission seat.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Update: (10/14 at 2:30 am): The Ledger has published that Goetz officially withdrew:

Goetz, as the city’s procedure requires, gave a signed note to City Clerk Kelly Koos to quit the race.

“At this time, I will be withdrawing from the 2009 District D city commissioner election,” the note said. District D covers the southeastern part of the city.

5 thoughts on “Goetz Pulls Out of Race for Lakeland City Commission

  1. Mmm hmm

    (Apparently, just writing that little bit above was too short of a comment for the system. Really, it told me so. So here I am putting in filler hoping it’s enough to pass the filter test. *crossing fingers*….)

  2. Mmm hmm

    (Apparently, just writing that little bit above was too short of a comment for the system. Really, it told me so. So here I am putting in filler hoping it’s enough to pass the filter test. *crossing fingers*….)

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  4. I think this is an appropriate action, given all that has been revealed about Goetz. I have to say, I am really angry at Goetz’s comments on LL and in The Ledger, which constantly point blame elsewhere. I get very concerned when I see so much controversy surrounding someone and that person points fingers at everyone but himself. He blames The Ledger for messing up his chances at winning the election? Come on. Don’t be shady and decide to run for office, and then cry when the media tries to shed some light on your shadiness.

  5. I think this is an appropriate action, given all that has been revealed about Goetz. I have to say, I am really angry at Goetz’s comments on LL and in The Ledger, which constantly point blame elsewhere. I get very concerned when I see so much controversy surrounding someone and that person points fingers at everyone but himself. He blames The Ledger for messing up his chances at winning the election? Come on. Don’t be shady and decide to run for office, and then cry when the media tries to shed some light on your shadiness.

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