Former mayoral candidate and local businessman David Nowlin will not throw his hat in the ring for the May 2017 election. Nowlin made the announcement on social media Friday morning.
Nowlin ran against incumbent Mayor Dwain Morrison in a controversial race in 2015. Morrison defeated Nowlin at the polls to serve another term.
Nowlin’s announcement as released reads:
“I have a bittersweet announcement to make. There will be no NOWLIN FOR MAYOR campaign this election cycle.
Ever since my defeat by our current mayor, Dwain Morrison almost two years ago I have been planning for this moment but sometimes even the best laid plans need to change. My businesses are growing and need my attention but first and foremost I have obligations and plans for my wife, Kim and 14 year old daughter, Lela who by the way, would be graduating high school the year my term was finished should I be elected. I just have to face the fact….I can’t do everything and do it well. So for those reasons….I’m out!
I believe we will have a crowded field this election and from what I see so far we will have some good choices. I will be meeting with the candidates one on one (if they grant me that time) in order to make a decision as to who I will support. People that are close to me know that I don’t just vote, I WORK for the people I support.
Stay tuned….you know I’ll be giving my opinion!”
Miss Hattie’s owner Brenda Gunter was the first to publicly announce her intention to run for San Angelo Mayor at a press conference Wednesday. Filing for the May election begins Jan. 18.