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Activist Leon Ford Resigns Campaign for City Council Seat
 
 
Leon Ford sent out a message today announcing he will not run for the City Council seat in District 9, after launching his campaign in November, six years after he was shot and paralyzed by police.

 
 
 
Dear Love & Support,


I want to start off this letter by sending out the biggest thanks to everyone who supported me during my run for city council.
 

However, I am writing this letter to inform you of my decision to resign from this political campaign in pursuit of ‘City Council: District 9.’


Your financial contributions, likes/shares via social media platforms, and overall commitment to helping me win is greatly appreciated.
 

However, after several weeks of reflection; I have decided to resign from the ballot. I will no longer be running for city council. My other commitments have become too great or me to be able to fulfill the requirements of this position. I feel it is best for me to make room for someone who has the true ability to devote to this honor.
 

It was a pleasure experiencing this opportunity. I am so proud of everything we have accomplished over the past few months, and I have no doubt that we can continue these successes. I am still committed to using my platform to help ensure positive changes in The City of Pittsburgh, District 9.

Lastly, I am confident that the residents of District 9 will elect the best candidate.
 

Much Love,

Leon Ford

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