Chatham Borough Democrat Herb Ramo said Wednesday that he will not pursue a campaign for a seat on the council.
Ramo received 14 write-in votes in the primary election Tuesday. He said that while the support in the polls was "an honor I will never forget," he does not "feel that [he] could run the type of campaign that the residents of Chatham deserve."
According to the Daniel Pereira, Ramo reached out to Borough Mayor Nelson Vaughan to say that he would not accept the nomination to run for Chatham Borough Council on the Democratic ticket.
Periera is the campaign manager for Vaughan's reelection bid. Vaughan's running made for the Borough Council is Marcy Wecker.
On the Republican ticket, Tony Britt is managing the campaign for Bruce Harris for mayor and for sitting Council Member James Lonergan and Gerald Helfrich to the council.
The complete text of Ramo's letter is below.
I want to thank those in Chatham Borough who saw fit to write my name in for Borough Council. It is an honor I will never forget. I only wish that I had the time and the energy to accept this nomination. However, I do not feel that I could run the type of campaign that the residents of Chatham deserve. I have always felt that a candidate without a campaign isn’t a candidate at all. So, it is with great humility that I must refrain from accepting the nomination to run for Borough Council on the Democratic Ticket.
Thank you to all my dear friends who think so highly of me. It truly is an honor.