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Kudos & kindness: Many thanks to my campaign supporters

After much soul-searching, I’ve decided not to run for South Lake Tahoe City Council in the 2016 election. This is not a decision I take lightly and one that I’ve been considering since the last race. To put it simply, I don’t have the fire to campaign this time around. And I know that if I don’t have the fire to compete for your vote, then I won’t have the fire to serve for four years if I did run and win.

I want to thank my close friends who’ve been in my corner, my wife for being my rock and this community for supporting me and sharing our vision for a better Tahoe. Lastly, I want to state that I do plan on running again for city council in the future. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

I’m still actively involved in the South Lake Tahoe community. Serving on the Tahoe Regional Young Professional Civic Engagement Committee has allowed me to stay abreast of local policy and make information more accessible by helping launch the Tahoe Town Hall series. I’m considering other opportunities to make a difference in our town, as there are many.

Matt Palacio

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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