It was reported back on April 14th that Gene Ryan had filed to run for Howard County Council in District 3 as an Independent. Yesterday he posted the following on Facebook:
Thank you for your support and for liking our FB page. After much thought and conversation with my family, I have decided to withdraw as a candidate in the D3 race.
I want to help make our community the place we all want it to be. While I love my community, I love my wife and children even more. My family and my career must come first.
Full time campaigning and serving on the County Council will require more time than I have to give. I look forward to continuing to serve ourcommunity as a member of the boards and commissions which I currently serve on.Thank you again for your support.
Here is a screenshot of the post:
This will make the four Democratic candidates happy knowing that June 26th will decide this election…and with Ryan dropping out…could change the race between now and then…as someone that lives in D3…I will continue to keep a close eye on this race.