She was the second to announce her candidacy in Roswell, shortly before a judge ruled that current and longtime mayor Jere Wood had violated term limits and wouldn't be allowed to seek re-election. The judge ruled that Wood was to be removed from office immediately, but the mayor appealed and is allowed to stay in his seat while that case is ongoing.
That ruling stemmed from a lawsuit from Michael Litten, who was the first to announce his candidacy for mayor of Roswell. After the ruling, councilmembers Lori Henry and Donald J. Horton jumped in the race, along with pastor Lee Jenkins.
On Saturday, Sidhom endorsed Litten in a Facebook post: "Regardless of the outcome of Monday's hearing, I encourage voters to seriously consider Michael Litten for Mayor. He has a real vision for our community, he has a relentless commitment to accountability and transparency, a passion for environmental conservation, and most importantly he CANNOT be bought. I have grown to respect and admire this man through my time on the campaign trail and he is committed to our collective prosperity and will represent all of Roswell."
Litten commented on the post saying he was “deeply touched” by Sidhom’s words, but would prefer her to be able to stay in the race. He added that he planned to attend the now cancelled public hearing to show his support for her.
When reached by the AJC for comment, Sidhom sent the letter she submitted to the city clerk’s office. In it she writes that she “firmly believes” she met “all residency requirements” but decided to withdraw rather than continue investigations “which would ultimately place an undue burden on myself and the taxpayers of this city and county.”