Monday, May 2, 2011

Watson withdraws

District 8 Candidate Darrell Watson Withdraws
from City Council Race

On Friday, April 29, 2011, Darrell Watson suspended his campaign for the Denver District 8 City Council race. During a routine physical earlier that week his doctors identified several growths around his stomach. A biopsy was completed and it came back positive for cancer. He will begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments on Monday.

The deadline for a candidate to withdraw from a municipal race was April 15th. Even though he cannot officially withdraw from the campaign he has suspended all campaign activities. We thank you in advance for your prayers. Members of the community who are seeking additional ways to demonstrate support for Darrell are encouraged to make a donation to one or each of the following charities:

The Second Wind Fund - Preventing Teenage Suicide

The Parks People

The Denver Foundation Hunger Relief Campaign https://denverfoundation.giveo...

The American Cancer Society

Darrell stated, "I would like to thank my husband, Mike Wenk and our family for their support. Thank you to my campaign staff; Sarah Fong and Venita Vinson for their tireless efforts on my behalf. I would like to thank my friends who volunteered on this campaign. Special thanks to my Whittier and City Park West 'Warriors' who are always ready to join me in battle. Your loyalty and love sustains me. This journey has been both exciting and emotional. My most important battle is to defeat this cancer. And I will. I will take to it with the same fire and commitment as I do with everything else in my life. My solidarity and good wishes go to the remaining candidates. You are good and honorable people and our district will thrive under your leadership."

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