Bobby Junes drops out of mayoral race, endorses Jack Berry

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Bobby Junes has dropped out of Richmond’s mayoral race.

Junes released a statement Saturday explaining his decision to drop out, while also endorsing Jack Berry for mayor.

I felt that of the remaining candidates that Jack Berry’s background was best suited to deal with the wide range of challenges the City of Richmond is confronted with. He has served on Richmond’s City Council, served as County Admistrator for Hanover County and has experience as executive director for Venture Richmond.

In addition, he has an untainted personal background that cannot be questioned. This factor will become more relavent as and when the city top representative starts to negotiate with the Governor and the state of Virginia’a legislature for additional assitance and resources. It will also be a major factor when the City of Richmond starts to build a metro-hub with surrounding counties. Especially with Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover. They, like the citizens of the City of Richmond, deserve the best person for the emanate future task at hand.

With Junes dropping out, the five remaining candidates are Levar Stoney, Michelle Mosby, Jack Berry, Lawrence E. Williams Sr. and Joe Morrissey.

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