Byrd Park broke the news and now RTD is stating that David Gammino is pulling out of the race for city council in the 5th District. This leaves Lee Shewmake as the lone challenger against Marty Jewell.
In a writtten statement Sunday, Gammino said he was pulling out because of a $13.7 million lawsuit filed against him last week, accusing him of falsifying documents for two projects he was doing with French, a convicted Ponzi schemer.
“Today, I make the very difficult decision to withdraw as a candidate for Richmond City Council’s 5th District,” said Gammino. “The import of a recently filed lawsuit is such that I cannot continue to commit the time and effort necessary to continue my campaign.”