Mayor Eric Lucan announced that he was stepping down from the race for Noreen Evan's California State Senate seat.
The Novato mayor cited time constraints as the reason why he was dropping out of pursuing Evan's seat. This now leaves Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire as the sole Democrat in the race.
"I said at the outset that my service on the Novato City Council, and now
as Mayor, would come first during the campaign – and I have kept that
commitment," the mayor said in a statement.
"I have continued to work fulltime and commute daily. My career and
position in business has given me an important perspective outside of
politics, but the balancing act has become difficult. With increasing
pressures on my time, I found it was possible to run a good campaign,
but not the great campaign that this large district deserves and
requires," Lucan said.