Two candidates withdraw from Nov. 2 elections

LANCASTER—Chris Braly and Carl Failmezger have both decided to withdraw from the respective races on the Irvington Town Council and Lancaster County School Board.

Voting for the November 2 election is underway by mail and at local voter registration offices.

Braly, an interim Irvington town council member, said in an email, “After much deliberation, I have decided that I cannot devote the time and energy required to effectively represent the residents of Irvington. I am actively involved with my children’s activities, and have come to the realization that I do not have the time needed to serve on the Irvington Town Council.”

Despite the decision, Braly said he would continue to serve through December 31, 2021, when the term ends.

“I would like to encourage any resident of Irvington who can make the substantial time commitment required to serve on Town Council to launch a write-in campaign for the vacant seat…”