Andrew Maxwell officially drops of out race for Mayor of Syracuse

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - On Friday, Andrew Maxwell announced the suspension of his campaign for Mayor of Syracuse.

In a lengthy statement, Maxwell says after losing support of the Democratic party in a crowded race he didn't believe he had a good shot at victory and decided to officially drop out of the race.

His statement reads in part:

"I want to, once again, congratulate all of the candidates who recently participated in the Onondaga County Democratic Party’s designation process. After extensive thought and consideration, and after speaking with friends, family, and supporters, I have decided to suspend my campaign for Mayor of Syracuse.

The last several months have been some of the most challenging and rewarding of my life. Lindsay and I are so thankful for the outpouring of support we have received from before I announced my candidacy right through today.

The phone calls, emails, texts, social media support, donations,and volunteer hours even in the bitter cold mean more than I can say, and I am eternally grateful to all those who invested their time, energy, and hard earned dollars.

I am proud of the positive, progressive, issue based campaign of integrity and ideas our team ran in trying to secure the Democratic Party’s designation."

As for what's next for Maxwell, he tells supporters on his Facebook page he plans on finally taking a honeymoon with his wife Lindsay and then participating in this year's elections.

He did not say if he plans on supporting or voting for Joe Nicoletti, who won the Democratic Party's endorsement.

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