Dear voters of the sixth ward and the city of DeKalb,
I regret to say I have decided to withdraw as a candidate for the sixth ward aldermanic race. I announce this with a heavy heart, however, I don’t feel I will be able to commit myself to the position properly. Over the last four months, I have attempted to dedicate ten to twenty hours a week aside from campaigning and have concluded it is simply untenable against my work travel schedule. My hope is that I am announcing this with adequate time to inform sixth ward voters and will release it to all media outlets.
My most sincere thanks to all those who have supported, guided and educated me along the way. I implore everyone to vote in this election and continue to be active participants in your city government. There has never been a more critical time to collectively work together to preserve and improve our city.
Sincerely, Michael (Max) Maxwell