This news is coming from the Byrd Park site. I haven’t seen any supporting evidence. I do want to add that Jason who runs the Byrd Park site has no reason to make this up so I’m believing that Gammino is out of the race.
Citing news of a $13.7 million lawsuit from a Norfolk bank, David Gammino says he’s decided not to challenge Marty Jewell for the 5th district City Council seat. The suit pertains to work allegedly performed by Gammino’s development firm, City & Guilds, in concert with Justin French’s infamous multimillion-dollar fraud over historic tax credits. In a chance run-in in Carytown, Gammino noted that it would be impossible to keep focused on his campaign platform with the lawsuit hanging out there. This leaves Lee Shewmake the lone challenger to Jewell’s seat.