In November, Richmond’s 3rd district has a school board race on the ballot. One of the candidates, Lathaniel Kirts, has made the decision to withdraw from the election. Kirts sent a statement (found below) regarding his decision to withdraw from the election. According to his statement, he plans to endorse a candidate in the future. With Kirts’s withdrawal, five candidates remain in the quest for the 3rd district seat including: Dorian Daniels, Cindy Menz-Erb, Kevin Starlings, Kenya Gibson, and Joann Henry.
Dear Fellow Citizens of Northside:
It is with great thought and prayer that I have made the decision to withdraw as a candidate for Richmond School Board 3rd District seat. Although I have an immense passion to fight for our community’s most vulnerable population, I feel that this is not the right time for me to run for public office. However, I will continue my advocacy as a community leader through my role at the Richmond Juvenile Court, my membership on Richmond Alternative for Incarceration Commission, and my ministry at New Generation Church RVA. I would like to thank all my neighbors for their support and I look forward to selecting and endorsing a worthy candidate in the coming months.