In the video, Wilson said his head was in the Roswell mayor race, but his heart wasn’t. He added that he “probably” wasn’t the “right guy” for the job.
“If your heart isn’t passionate about what you’re pursuing, don’t do it,” he said.
Wilson said he will continue to post videos to Facebook about issues he thinks are important, such as public safety, zoning and development and healing.
“There is a political divide in our city, and that’s got to be addressed,” Wilson said. “It’s time for political healing, it’s time for consensus building.”
Sandra Sidhom and Michael Litten are the only other people to announce a campaign for mayor of Roswell. Jere Wood, who has been Roswell's mayor since 1997, has said he will not run for re-election.
Litten sued Wood in 2016, saying that the mayor violated the city's charter when he ran for a fifth term in 2013. In 2010, the Roswell City Council passed an ordinance saying that the city's mayor would be limited to three consecutive terms. Wood argued that doesn't apply to him and that the term limits weren't supposed to be retroactive.
On Thursday, a Fulton County Superior Court judge ruled that Wood be removed from office immediately, following Litten's lawsuit.
Qualifying for Roswell’s municipal election will be held from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25. The election is Nov. 7.
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