RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A former Richmond city council member has decided to step down after spending 10 years working in City Hall.
Jon Baliles posted a message on his Facebook page on Wednesday stating that he's pursuing other opportunities:
Baliles ran for mayor in 2016 and wanted to establish a "funding formula" for schools, as well as collect more tax revenue and grow Richmond's economy.
However, he dropped out of the race just one week before the election in order to prevent splitting the vote and "electing someone who so plainly cares only about himself," referring to former Delegate Joe Morrissey.
During the last week of the race, he asked his supporters to vote for Levar Stoney.
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