Bosserman pulls out of South Ward council race

Bob Bosserman announced Friday that he was pulling out of the race for the Position 3 on the Bainbridge Island City Council.

Bosserman's departure means the end of a three-way August challenge for the seat against fellow South Ward candidates Roger Townsend and Dee McComb.

Bosserman threw his support behind Townsend in the race.

"When I filed to become a candidate there was no one expected to run for the South Ward council seat at that time who subscribed to the progressive and environmental principles held by me and by many of those who encouraged me to run," Bosserman said. "Since that time I have come to know another candidate for the South Ward council seat, Roger Townsend, who I believe will represent those principles well."

Bosserman noted the impending departure of council members who have supported Bainbridge's council-manager form of government but chose not to seek re-election. He said he feels that it is important that candidates understand the proper role of a council member.

"Roger Townsend understands that our city's governance manual defines this relationship and will work together with our city manager and other council members to complete and implement a strategic plan for our city," Bosserman said.

With Bosserman out of the race, Townsend and McComb will advance to the November election.

Bosserman,  a former member of the city's Utility Advisory Committee who announced his bid for a council seat in April, encouraged his supporters to rally for Townsend.

"I also want to thank those who encouraged and supported me in the race and I hope they will join me in supporting Roger's campaign for the general election," Bosserman said.


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