David Madsen, a Democrat who had sought a Second Ward seat on Middletown Borough Council in the primary, is withdrawing his candidacy, and his name will not appear on the May 21 ballot.
Madsen said he is supporting the other two Second Ward Democratic challengers on the ballot, Anne Einhorn and Benjamin Kapenstein.
“When I talked to them about the issues, we all pretty much agreed on everything, or at least a number of them, [so] I felt less compelled to run,” he said. “I think they’re really good.”
Madsen encouraged Middletown voters to look for candidates who value transparency and a “bottom-up approach” to governance that encourages community involvement.
Four Republicans are also vying for the two Second Ward seats: incumbents Barbara Arnold and Donald Brooks and challengers Daniel Geiser and Barbara L. Seibert.