Citing a need to focus on his work and family, Tacoma architect Jim Merritt said today he’s withdrawing from the race for the 27th Legislative District’s open state House seat.
“Architectural work is still very tenuous in this economy,” Merritt said during a phone call this morning. ” If I put the kind of attention that’s needed on a campaign right now … that would be sacrificial to my work. ”
Merritt launched a well-attended campaign kick-off just last week. But while assessing the state of his campaign afterward, Merritt realized he didn’t have strong support among local Democratic office …