Jackson Stein has dropped out of the race for a one-year seat on the Brattleboro Selectboard.
“I would strongly urge anyone that was planning on voting for me to instead vote for Jess Gelter,” Stein said in a video posted to Instagram.
Stein explained their choice to drop out as “damage control,” stating, “it is a given that Daniel Quipp, as the incumbent, is going to win back his seat,” but that when it comes to the second seat, Brattleboro needs “anyone but Chadwick.”
Stein said that Evan Chadwick “has made it clear, through his campaign, that he doesn’t have the best interests of the town at heart.”
Of Gelter, Stein said, “I think [she] will do right by this community.”
The Brattleboro Selectboard election is on March 2nd.