K. Chase Patterson, 23, has withdrawn early from the race for District 9 City Council, reports Elwin Green of the P-G's My Homewood Journal. He says that the eleven candidate race has become a "circus" that is "less about policy and public service and more about popularity and personal interest." Welcome to politics, kiddo.
The Comet finds this disappointing, because we were charmed by Patterson's poise and incredible media-savvy, as shown in this WTAE clip of his campaign kick-off.
Patterson has thrown his support behind the Rev. Ricky Burgess, not fellow youth candidate Rachel Cooper. We hope this is not an insincere gambit to earn patronage in the potential Burgess office, but simply an insincere ploy to position himself as a serious civic leader in anticipation of future battles.