Kevin Jacobs, the first person to declare their candidacy for Broomfield mayor, has withdrawn himself from the election.
“Over the last few months as a candidate for mayor, I have spoken with dozens of current and former elected officials, community leaders, citizens, friends and my family,” Jacobs wrote in a statement. “They have been gracious and supportive, and I am so grateful for their time and passion for Broomfield. After carefully considering a myriad of factors, however, I have determined now is not the time to proceed with my campaign.”
The retired associate vice chancellor and chief human resource officer announced his bid in January. Ward 4 Councilwoman Kimberly Groom announced her bid for mayor on Thursday. As of Monday, Groom is the only candidate in the mayoral race.
Jacobs served on Broomfield City Council representing Ward 3 from 2007 to 2015, during current Mayor Pat Quinn’s first mayoral term. Jacobs previously told the Broomfield Enterprise he wouldn’t have entered the election had Quinn decided to run again.
Jacobs said he doesn’t have any political plans at the moment, and he’s focused on his service on three non-profit boards “and being a full-time husband and dad.”
“I love this community and care deeply about its future. I also look forward to the next opportunities I will have to continue to serve,” he said.
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