Roger Chapanis ended his candidacy for Sammamish City Council yesterday, citing ill health.
It’s too late to remove his name from the ballot, however.
Chapanis, 69, appears on the Aug. 1 primary ballot for Position 7, one of four seats up for election. John Robinson, Pamela Stuart and Melanie Curtright were his opponents.
In a statement, he said “he would no longer campaign for election, would no longer solicit or accept campaign contributions (monetary or in-kind), and would no longer make campaign expenditures—including from personal funds. Additionally, he said that he would not accept the office – if elected to it.”
The top two candidates from the primary go on to the Nov. 8 general election. Positions 3 and 5 also have three candidates each, with those top two also advancing to November. Position 1 has two candidates; they do not appear on the primary ballot, going directly to the general election in November.