Ken Johnson Drops out of Fort Nelson Mayor Race

After only a few days into the 2008 Municipal Election Race in Fort Nelson a candidate has dropped out.

Ken Johnson filed his papers on Friday to be Mayor of the community. Some time over the weekend Ken decided to drop out of the race. In a posting on his Facebook page Ken said the decision was a career and financial one.

This is what he wrote on his page…

"I want to thank you deeply for the support since it became known that I had submitted my name for the Mayor’s position in the upcoming Municipal election.

After a tremendous amount of soul searching through the long weekend, crunching numbers and talking to many, I’ve decided to withdraw my candidacy for the November election.

This decision was not made lightly. I have a genuine affection for Fort Nelson and it’s residents. The decision was purely a career and financial one. It is my intent to re-visit the prospect of “public life” in the 2011 elections. In the meantime, I will be honored to carry on with the title of “unofficial Mayor.”

I look forward to the next 3 years serving our community through the Chamber of Commerce, as your Radio Announcer, and as a proud member of the community."

Ken Johnson is the Station Manager at Energy 102 in the community. With Ken leaving he race, Bill Streeper the only other candidate for the Mayor’s chair has now been voted in by acclamation.