Kimberly Mitchell-Walker has withdrawn from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board race, citing unspecified health concerns.
With less than two weeks left before the Nov. 3 vote, Mitchell-Walker’s name, however, will remain on the District 2 ballot, along with retired teacher Richard McElrath.
Mitchell-Walker, an incumbent on the board, could not be reached for comment, but she sent a letter to school board members Thursday announcing her decision, the Observer reported.
Mitchell-Walker was appointed to the board to fill the seat vacated by longtime board member Vilma Leake, who’s now a Mecklenburg commissioner. She announced earlier this year that she would not seek election, citing family concerns, but changed her mind on the last filing date.
She had not campaigned extensively and was not endorsed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus.