Cristian Salgado suspends campaign for Beaverton City Council
Cristian Salgado is ending his run for a position on the Beaverton City Council for the May 18 special election.
On Monday, March 29, Salgado confirmed to The Times that he will be suspending his campaign due to personal reasons.
"My wife and I are expecting our first child in the coming months, and with the short amount of time left until the special election, I am finding that we currently do not have the capacity and resources needed to be competitive in this race," Salgado said in an emailed statement.
Despite no longer being in the running, the former candidate is looking forward to future opportunities to serve Beaverton's City Council. Initially, Salgado said he ran for the position because he felt that he could bring a "valuable perspective and expertise" to the seat.
Salgado is the second candidate to drop out of the race after Brandon Culbertson suspended his campaign in mid-March. A third, Cameron Green, who previously announced plans to run, did not file before the mid-March deadline.
Three candidates remain in the running: Andy J. Garcia, Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg and Jerome Sibayan.
The seat is open due to the resignation of Lacey Beaty. Beaty was the city councilor in Position 1 before voters elected her as Beaverton's mayor last November. Beaty resigned from her position as a city councilor to assume the office of mayor in January.
The winner of the May 18 election will serve out the remaining year and a half of Beaty's unexpired council term. The seat will be up again in 2022 for a full four-year term.
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