Gordon R. Ultsch, Ph.D., has withdrawn from the mayoral primary.
" I have decided to withdraw from the mayor's race in Cape Coral. While I have no doubt that I could do the job well, it is clear to me that campaigning and fund-raising are not a part of my world, but are necessary to be elected to office," he said in a prepared statement.
Remaining candidates for mayor are Daniel "Dan" Ashby, Alan "AJ" Boyd, David P. Carr. Vincent A. Cummings, Marni Lin Sawicki and incumbent John J. Sullivan.
Running in District 1, also on the primary ballot, are James "Jim" Burch, Steven L. Golub, David R. Headd and Graham Madison Morris.
The top two vote getters in these races will advance to the general election in November, which also will feature the District 4 and 6 council seats.
Running in District 4 are incumbent Chris N. Chulakes-Leetz and Richard Leon. Running in District 6 are incumbent Kevin M. McGrail and Richard "Rick" Williams.
Every registered voter gets to vote in every race on the ballot in both the primary and the general election: City council races are non-partisan, and all council members are elected citywide although officials must live in the district they represent.
See our first election Q&A on page 8A of the Weekend Breeze.