Long-time Edmonds resident Paul Anderson announced Tuesday that he is no longer running for the Edmonds City Council.
Anderson had initially announced in January that he was planning to run. At first he said he would be vying for Position 6, currently held by Steve Bernheim, but recently indicated he was going to wait a while before deciding on a position. Anderson, a retired carpenter, said that his current job as a school bus driver — with an often unpredictable schedule — would interfere with his council duties.
“The people of Edmonds deserve someone who has the time to devote to this important position,” Anderson said. “I have talked it over with people involved with the city government, past and present, who I respect and some of my strongest supporters and we have all come to the same conclusion.”
Anderson said he is leaving his options open “for a run in two years.”