No more Ward 2 contest; Livingstone suspends campaign
Craig Livingstone has withdrawn from the Red Wing Ward 2 race.
He said he recently learned that he has melanoma, a form of skin cancer. He submitted his affidavit of campaign suspension Tuesday afternoon to City Hall.
"I have to focus on my health right now," he said. "When my health improves, I'll be back."
He intended to withdraw, but his name will remain on the Ward 2 ballot, which has been printed. The last day to withdraw and have a name removed from the ballot was June 7.
Livingstone was challenging incumbent Lisa Bayley.
"I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Livingstone has to withdraw due to health reasons, and I wish him a speedy recovery," Bayley said. "I welcomed his involvement in the race, and appreciated his vigorous advocacy for the causes he supports."
Livingstone said he is receiving treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He has agreed to participate in a melanoma research study there.
"Hopefully, I can help do some good," he said.