In a Facebook message this weekend, photographer Jenny Bowen announced she is abandoning her bid for Asheville City Council.
Bowen cites her pregnancy and health concerns as her reasons for leaving the race.
Her Facebook post follows:
“With regret, I am officially resigning from the City Council race. My pregnancy is entering its 3rd trimester & I’m having too many health complications & concerns that prevent me from making the issues & campaign the top priority it deserves. I must put personal health & the well-being of my family first. Perhaps we can continue the conversations in 2011- till then- best wishes to Asheville & all.”
In August, Bowen posted to a Scrutiny Hooligans blog thread, mentioning organizational problems with her campaign, including delinquent submission of financial records and the loss of a campaign volunteer, but at that time said she would push through until election day.
Despite the weekend announcement, Bowen’s name will still appear on the Asheville City Council ballot ,according to Buncombe County Election Services Director Trena Parker, since those ballots have already been printed.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer