The race for Gonzales mayor took another twist last week. Just as soon as the filing deadline neared the week prior and four candidates were in the hunt, the field narrowed Friday as Lorenzo Hernandez withdrew from contention, citing enough people already making a play for mayor.
“I entered this race because I felt our current mayor and city council are making decisions which i feel are not favorable for our city,” Hernandez wrote in a statement shared through social media. “When I decided to announce my candidacy, there were no other candidates in the race. I felt strongly that the voters deserved a choice in the direction the city is to go, and so at that time i agreed to enter the race. Since filing, however, two other candidates have also filed, offering the voters the choice of direction i felt the voter should have. With three candidates running for the position of mayor, voters have been given the opportunity to choose the direction the city will go in the next few years of which my participation is not necessary to ensure that choice.”
Hernandez withdrew before names were drawn for ballot placement.
The three candidates stopped by the Inquirer's office last week to state their case for office. Questions were asked, and they responded. Now, they have until Election Day on May 4 to seal the deal.
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