Kitchener mayoral candidate James Rhodes has backed out of the race.
In a release sent to 570 News, Rhodes says he will instead support rival Dan Glenn-Graham who he says share many views about municipal politics.
Such as commitment to provide more services to the mentally and physically disadvantaged in Kitchener.
The municipal election will be held on October 27.
Read the full release below:
“I started my campaign with a vision on how I could make the City of Kitchener a better place. That better place started with fiscal responsibility and transparency.
After much thought and consideration, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for the position of Mayor of Kitchener and instead support Dan Glenn-Graham in his bid to be elected Mayor.
Following our debates and the many conversations I have had with Dan at events, I have come to realize he supports my core values of fiscal responsibility and transparency, and I am assured of his commitments to these values going forward. Further, he fully supports my commitment to provide more services to the mentally and physically disadvantaged in our City.
I am deeply honoured and humbled by the support that the residents of Kitchener have shown me since my first debate. I hope that you trust my vision further, and give your support to Dan Glenn-Graham with the same enthusiasm you have shown me.”
Dan Glenn-Graham indicated that he is pleased and humbled that Rhodes has decided to support him. Glenn-Graham said “James has a lot of great ideas and I like his approach. I hope that he continues to be actively involved in making Kitchener a great place to live”.
— Chris Sarre (@sars_72) October 14, 2014