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Candidate Spinola out of South Lake Tahoe city council race

Sara Thompson

John Spinola withdrew from the South Lake Tahoe City Council race today.

Because the filing period ended already, he cannot take his name off the ballot.

“I’m asking people not to vote for me,” Spinola said.

Spinola stated his withdrawal in the comment space on the Tahoe Daily Tribune Web site.

He linked to his MySpace page where he listed seven reasons for his change of heart.

His number one reason was he did not have the time to commit to the position, stating he thought the position entailed 10 to 15 hours a week.

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Now he knows “to really get involved would be 20-25 hours if not more.”

At the end of his statement, Spinola thanked those who signed his nomination papers and apologized for not following through.