Paul Hughes has followed Alnoor Kassam’s lead and dropped out of the mayoral race. While Paul was the first to declare his candidacy for mayor (Okay, not counting Alnoor’s Twitter snafu), his withdrawal wasn’t completely unexpected as he made it clear early on he was not expecting to win.
“I’m not going to be elected mayor, that’s for sure,” he told CJSW 90.9fm’s Greg Chernoff on August 19, 2010. “But certainly people who vote for me are saying something.”
“So 10,000 people run a marathon,” he continued. “I guess if you’re not going to win those 9,999 people probably shouldn’t run?…I have something to say, and if you’re at the table you can be part of the conversation.”
Paul definitely did contribute to the conversation and I would also consider him one of the most active social media users. Like Kassam, Hughes endorsed Barb Higgins.