Exclusive to SD Rostra and The DeMaio Report. Carl DeMaio is interviewing Hamel at 5 p.m. about his decision.
Statement from Leo Hamel…
I entered the race for the 71st State Assembly seat with a genuine desire to make a positive impact in Sacramento for my neighbors and fellow citizens in San Diego. In the last few weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that the impacts on my time and family in pursuing this effort would be far too great at this point in my life.
Although my desire to effect needed change in the legislature is the same, I’m very confident we already have a great conservative candidate running for the seat who will pursue just that.
I reached out to Mayor Randy Voepel today to let him know I’m ending my campaign and that I’m wholeheartedly supporting him as our next Assemblyman.
I’d like to thank those in the community who have been so supportive of me in the last several weeks.