Via Brenda Konkel, former Ald. Ken Golden has decided to drop out of the mayoral race, citing health reasons.
When I announced a few weeks ago I was in good health and capable of mounting a vigorous campaign. Very recently though, a medical condition that I and my physician(s) thought had successfully responded to treatment has, unfortunately, reversed course and will require additional care. The time I will need to have this condition treated will take up too much of the campaign period for me to be able to conduct a winning race. By withdrawing now, I leave time for others who might be interested in running for this office to enter the race."
I have never met Ken, but I wish him luck in his fight.