LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Former La Crosse mayor John Medinger, who announced his candidacy to get his old job back on December 7, has changed his mind and dropped out of the race.
Medinger confirmed to WXOW this afternoon that he was withdrawing from the campaign.
He said that, "It's complicated, but basically I realized after I announced that this wasn't the direction I needed to go. For the betterment of the city I decided to get out so anyone else that wants to run can get it. It wasn't right for me and it wasn't right for the city."
Medinger says right now he hasn't endorsed any of the other candidates.
According to the La Crosse City Clerk's website, six other people have declared their candidacy for the position.
They are Randy Magno, Chris Olson, Jon Olson, Craig Nestor, Dae Miles, and Robert Young.
Magno has already turned in his nomination papers to the City Clerk's office. The other five have until January 2 to file their papers.
Randall Czapiewski, who declared his candidacy in November, withdrew from the race.
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