Last Candidates Forum Before Election
GAINESVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before Gainesville's municipal election, a candidate for one of Gainesville's open City Commission seats dropped out of the race during a forum Tuesday night.
Barbara Ruth, a candidate for the at-large 2 seat, announced she was dropping out of the race during a forum organized by the League of Women Voters. She told the crowd of about 50 residents that she felt she did not have the backing or support needed to win the race.
She did not endorse any of her opponents.
During the forum, candidates in all three races were asked where they stand on a variety of issues - everything ranging from Gainesville Regional Utilities' governing structure to increasing voter turnout in city elections.
The last forum in this election cycle will take place next week for the nine remaining candidates. It will be hosted by the African American Accountability Alliance at the Alachua County Health Department.
It's scheduled to begin monday at 6 p.m.
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