Hyde withdraws from Mayoral race; one woman assured through primary

ST. GEORGE – The race for Mayor of Cedar City just tightened from four candidates to three.  Bryan Hyde declared his candidacy last week but said he officially withdrew from the running this morning.

Hyde said he knew he had some obstacles to overcome but ultimately he was forced to choose between his primary sources of income and remaining a candidate.

“Cedar City has the advantage of being an exeptionally well-run municipality,” Hyde said. “My hope is that the new mayor will be able to maintain and build upon that momentum.”

The remaining candidates are:  Holly Porter, Maile Wilson and John Black.

“I’m sad,” candidate Porter said of Hyde’s withdrawal, “because if anyone’s willing to put themselves out there, they deserve a fair run.”

Porter ran for Cedar City Council two years ago, and though she did not win that race she said she has been involved in a lot of city committees and organizations in Iron County and Cedar City over the years. She said she aged 20 years in 3 months last time she ran and respects anyone who is willing to stick their neck out there and run.

“I think it was better to have two guys and two girls, honestly,” Porter said, of the 2013 Mayoral race; but,  she said that with Hyde’s withdrawal one woman is sure to make it through the primary: “I don’t think a woman’s ever made it through the primaries – it’s time.”

Attempts by St. George News to reach Wilson and Black for comment this morning were unsuccessful.

St. George News resumes twice-weekly publication of Bryan Hyde’s Perspectives column.

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  • Snowfield June 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Very glad to hear. Hyde is aggressive and divisive, which works well for his show and writing . But as a Cedar City business owner, the prospect of someone like him being granted the position of mayor was troubling.

    • ken June 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Now he knows everything and all his far right wing positions are strongly endorsed and provided twice weekly by STG News! I found his bunk full of bigotry but it must be all good as once again it is highly endorsed!

  • Wes June 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’m sorry to hear Bryan is dropping out. It would be nice to have a mayor who could think issues through and come to an intelligent decision. I think Bryan has the character to know when government is overstepping their boundaries, and the self control to keep it limited if he were in office. Someday Bryan… Hopefully soon.

  • pete June 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I love listening to Bryans show. I was excited to hear he was running for mayor, what a great guy. Yes, his far right wing stuff is a little over the top sometimes, but i have hope he will be changing it up soon, big time. He reminds me of Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews. You cant talk about the stuff he talks about with some cog dis with his religion. I respect you big time Bryan, and hope the best for you in the future.

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