Kevin Rice withdraws from SLO City Council race
May 14, 2013
San Luis Obispo Council candidate Kevin Rice announced during his introduction at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum that he is stepping down from the race and endorsing Paul Brown.
Rice asked the audience to join himself and council members Dan Carpenter and Kathy Smith in voting for Brown before he left the stage and joined the audience.
Attorney John Spatafore withdrew from the race a week ago, shortly after the Tribune endorsed one of his opponents, Carlyn Christianson. Spatafore said he ended his candidacy because he believed he might splinter the vote.
With Rice and Spatafore no longer in the race to fill the seat vacated by Andrew Carter, there are three remaining candidates: Brown, Christianson and Donald Hedrick.