Tech entrepreneur Leonard Brody no longer wants to become mayor of Vancouver.
In a statement today (June 12), Brody announced that he is bowing out of the mayoral-candidate contest of the Non-Partisan Association.
Brody has endorsed former Vancouver Sun managing editor Kirk LaPointe for the position.
“I have known Kirk LaPointe for a long time and believe whole heartedly he would make an excellent mayor for this great city,” Brody said in his statement. “I give him my full support and I look forward to working with him in any way that I can if he is chosen as the eventual candidate.”
He also gave some indication when the NPA is taking further steps in naming its mayoral candidate in the fall election.
“I wanted to come to my own conclusion before the board meets next week,” Brody said. “Primarily, my decision was based on the fact that my business obligations prevent me from giving the job the time and care it deserves.”
Former park commissioner Ian Robertson is the third NPA mayoral hopeful.