Fred Burow withdraws from commission race, but will remain on November ballot
Commissioner Fred Burow has withdrawn from the City Commission election this November, but his name will still appear on the ballot.
Burow, citing family health reasons, can publicly withdrawal from the race, but will still be on the ballot because the deadline to be removed is 85 days prior to an election, according to the Cascade County Elections Office.
Burow was the only incumbent seeking re-election since Commissioner Bob Jones decided not to run again this year.
During the Sept. 12 primary, Burow received 3,649 votes, coming in third behind Mary Sheehy Moe with 5,543 and Owen Robinson with 3,900 votes. Rick Tryon received 3,351 votes.
Burow has said he is throwing his support behind Robinson and Tryon. Tryon has posted on his Facebook page that two of the candidates who didn’t make it through the primary are now supporting him. Those candidates are Josh DeNully with 584 votes and Kate Hughes with 1,575 votes.
Burow is the second candidate this election cycle to withdrawal, but to remain on the ballot. Scott Miller dropped out before the Sept. 12 primary but received 507 votes.
The November general election will be an all mail ballot and 28,505 active voters are currently registered in the city.
The November ballot for city residents will include the mayor and commission races, as well as neighborhood councils, City Charter amendments, a question on whether chickens should be made legal in the city, as well as the economic levy.