Student drops out of city council race

Daniel Burton, a UK student who is running for the 3rd District seat on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, plans to resign from the race.

“There have been some mounting concerns with my family in the past weeks, and I want to take time to be there for them,” Burton told the Kernel yesterday. “I have a niece on the way and other health problems in my immediate family, and I need to focus on them.”

Burton, a secondary education sophomore, said he will withdraw from the race as early as tomorrow.

“I think this is a good year for change,” Burton said. “It just might not be a good year for me.”

Burton is still looking for a candidate to support in the 3rd District, which includes UK, but said he plans to remain active in the election and continue spreading information on campus.

He also said he plans to run for a senator-at-large position in the Student Government elections.