Larry McKinney withdraws from November run-off

Larry McKinney withdraws from November run-off for district 4 seat on Port Orange City Council
lmckinney copyPosted Fri, 2014-10-17 23:24
By HENRY FREDERICK
Finished second to Scott Stiltner among field of four in Aug. 26 primary
 
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Larry McKinney, former president and CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, who finished second in a crowded field in the Aug. 26 primary for a seat on the Port Orange City Council, has withdrawn his candidacy with less than three weeks to go before the general election.
“Today, I am withdrawing from the race for District 4 City Council in Port Orange,” McKinney said in a prepared statement emailed to Headline Surfer® and other media outlets late Friday night.
“Unfortunately, I anticipate moving out of District 4 within the next sixty days,” McKinney continued, adding, “In fact, just this past week, I had to miss both a Friday night debate, as well as the televised debate (on Port Orange government access Brighthouse cable channel) at City Hall for business meetings out of town. In fairness to the citizens, and to my opponent, Scott Stiltner, it is only appropriate to withdraw sooner rather than later.”
“Unfortunately, I anticipate moving out of District 4 within the next sixty days,” McKinney continued, adding, “In fact, just this past week, I had to miss both a Friday night debate, as well as the televised debate (on Port Orange government access Brighthouse cable channel) at City Hall for business meetings out of town. In fairness to the citizens, and to my opponent, Scott Stiltner, it is only appropriate to withdraw sooner rather than later.”
McKinney described his candidacy for the open seat on the dais as a “dream come true to campaign in my home city on the issues important to the citizens,” adding he believed he “tried to increase awareness of impending issues and challenge the status quo.”
Having finished second among four candidates in the primary to force a run-off with Stiltner, McKinney sad he believed his message of “jobs, investment and families first” resonated with the voters and that he had a real shot at winning in the general election.
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3 thoughts on “Larry McKinney withdraws from November run-off

  • October 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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    Guess Larry McKinney got enlightened, that being just a clone of Mayor Green would not be a good career move. By realizing Mayor Green does not have the “midas touch” but gives the “kiss of death”…never follows through with real promises only with “real mistakes.” Wakeup taxpayers of Port Orange, WAKEUP!

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  • October 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm
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    More like someone found out I didn’t live in the district so I better bow out

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    • October 19, 2014 at 6:06 am
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      Why bother running in the firs place if you weren’t sincere about it. That and the fact he couldn’t possibly beat Scott Stiltner. Now if only Sonya Laney had a change fo heart.

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