Bernero drops out of the race for the mayor of Lansing

LANSING – – Virg Bernero has called off the mayor’s race of Lansing.

Bernero announced the decision in a Facebook post on Sunday evening and wrote that he had entered the mayor’s race, “guided by faith, family and love for the city of Lansing and its residents”.

“I was a better man than the one who stepped down four years ago, but not a perfect man, and I was encouraged and empowered by the support of many of you. I was hoping to be a catalyst for the changes necessary to bring this about would. ” new growth – and maybe I was too. My wife and family have forgiven me for past mistakes, but politics is less forgiving, “he wrote.

The Lansing City Pulse reported in March that two women accused Bernero of sexual harassment despite not naming her, and a group called Michigan Deserves Better paid for ads and mailers featuring Bernero as “America’s hottest mayor” and “Lansing’s most infamous “Sexual molester was designated. ”

Bernero, a former state representative and senator, was mayor of Lansing three times from 2006 to 2018.

Perhaps by chance, Bernero’s announcement came shortly after Lansing City Councilor Kathie Dunbar announced her candidacy for mayor.

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