Luis Chavez ends bid to be Fresno’s mayor

Local News

FRESNO, California — Fresno City Councilmember Luis Chavez is no longer in the race to the city’s next mayor.

Chavez announcing Thursday that he’s quitting his bid to replace Mayor Lee Brand.

In a statement, Chavez said he will not endorse any candidate but is open to meeting with them to discuss their vision for the future of Fresno.

“The city faces many challenges in the areas of homelessness, increased crime, gang shootings and economic development. My passion is fighting for disadvantaged neighborhoods that have long been forgotten and will continue to advocate for the older parts of fresno. My hope is that in the near future we do not continue to perpetuate the narrative of the tale of two cities.”

Luis Chavez, Fresno City Councilmember

Chavez’s move leaves Jerry Dyer, Andrew Janz, and Elliott Balch in the running to be Fresno’s next mayor.

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