Sawyer drops bid for mayor, now in for 4th District City Council seat

Apr 5, 2024 | by

Garrett Sawyer announced in an email this morning that he is dropping his bid for mayor and will enter the contest for the 4th District City Council seat being vacated by Kristen Nye:

It is with a sense of duty and deep commitment to our community that I announce my decision to transition from running for Mayor to seeking election to the Richmond City Council in the 4th District.

Throughout my mayoral campaign, I have had the privilege of engaging with many of you, listening to your concerns, and sharing our vision for a brighter future to reimagine Richmond. While I have suspended my campaign for Mayor at this current precipice our city faces, I believe that my passion for community-driven initiatives and my desire to effect positive change align more closely with the responsibilities and opportunities as your next City Council representative.

As a member of the City Council, I will bring forth innovative ideas, collaborative solutions, and unwavering dedication to addressing the pressing issues facing our district and our city. I am committed to working tirelessly to continue my policies in order to enhance public safety, address affordable housing, support education, and advance the modernization of city services with resources and opportunities for all residents of the 4th District. I believe in investing in our community and our families as we work together to build a district the City of Richmond can be proud of.

Sawyer ran for the City Council 5th District seat in 2016, finishing 2nd to Parker Agelasto in a 3-way contest.

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