Kevin Pearson had made the decision to run for Mayor of Sooke in the upcoming November 15 municipal election because he believed he had the right skills and experience to move Sooke forward.
But on Monday, September 15 he pulled out of that race and will instead be running for another term as councillor.
“Due to personal commitments and an evaluation of my family, life and career balance I decided to remove my intent to run for mayor.”
Pearson served on Sooke council for three years. He was elected in 2011 and led the polls for council with 1,868 votes.
“I am proud of the fact that on the current council we focused on our priorities and as a team we were able to deliver on most of those. This was evident by the majority of all motions being passed unanimously, with robust opinions and thoughts from around the council we were able to often improve the motions by consensus.”
He thanked all of his supporters who encouraged him in his bid for the mayor’s chair.
With Pearson announcing his intent not to run for mayor, that leaves Councillors Maja Tait and Herb Haldane in the running. Councillor Kerrie Reay is also seeking re-election.