Johnson Drops Out of Council Race

City councilwoman Beverly Johnson officially announced Tuesday that shes ending her bid for a fresh term on the council. Her announcement follows an 18-year career in local politics marked by a bevy of fresh development and revitalization of the downtown core.

In an exclusive interview with The Alamedan, Johnson, 53, said that shes quitting the race in order to focus on a new state leadership post that will likely see her spending a lot of her time in Sacramento. The attorney, a fourth-generation Alamedan and mother of two grown children, said she thinks that voters have some good candidates to choose from when they select new council members in November though shes not endorsing anyone yet.

Ive taken a look at the people who are running, and I think there are some really good candidates, she said.



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