AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE: Waggoner withdraws application for mayor position

Chase Waggoner

Chase Waggoner

By: 
STEVE SMITH ◆ SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Chase Waggoner has withdrawn his name from consideration to serve as mayor of Lebanon.

In an email to the city council that was shared with the Daily Record, Waggoner, a former city councilman, said he had originally decided to apply only after reading that “nobody else had expressed interest in the position.”

“Now, a few weeks later, we have six individuals vying for the position, all of whom have expressed that they care deeply about Lebanon and want our community to move forward,” Waggoner wrote.

“After the Council was unable to select a mayor on the first night of balloting, I put a lot of thought into whether or not it was necessary for me to remain in contention for a position that five other people want, especially considering that a large factor in my decision to apply in the first place was that it appeared nobody else was interested in doing the job. I applied because I believe that Lebanon needs a steady hand at the wheel, and since there are other folks willing to provide that steady hand, then there is no reason for my presence on the ballot to make the Council’s decision more difficult,” he wrote.

  Waggoner, who has also expressed interest in the city administrator’s job, said it now appears there are others who could do the job of mayor.

“I love this community and wouldn’t walk away from this opportunity, except that I feel we already have a fine group of willing candidates to choose from and hopefully my departure will make the field a little less crowded,” he wrote.

He thanked those in the community who had supported him.

For the complete article, see the Wednesday print edition of The Daily Record, or view the e-Edition online.

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