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36-year veteran Jane Brewer drops out of municipal election

The people of Cambridge are losing a long-time representative.

Jane Brewer is 90-years-old and is bowing out of the municipal election because of health problems.

“I saw a neurosurgeon on Monday and she diagnosed me with neuropathy,” said Brewer. “After thinking about it for a day, I decided, I just don’t have the energy to represent the people I have for these 36 years.”

Neuropathy is a neurological disorder in her legs that limits her mobility and her energy.

She said it definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make.

“I’m feeling sorry for myself,” said Brewer. “No, I just feel I had to make that decision, but I’m going to miss it, and I’m going to miss the people and I’m going to miss representing Cambridge at regional council.”

Brewer has a parting message.

“I just hope people get out and vote, and that whoever takes my place is as committed as I have been.”

With Brewer unable to participate in the election, that leaves five people in the running.

They are Helen Jowett, Karl Kiefer, Kurt Ditner, John Florence and Ron Koenderink.