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Rome mayoral candidate, Ronald Wagner, drops out of race

Ronald Wagner says he's dropping out for 'personal reasons and other issues'

Posted: May 15, 2019 7:39 AM

ROME, NY -- Rome mayoral candidate, Ronald Wagner, has dropped out of the race.

Wagner first announced his candidacy back in February at his family-owned Wagner Farms, along Old Oneida Road in Rome.

In a statement, Wagner says he's dropping out for 'personal reasons and other issues'. 

"Rome needs change, I was willing to give it try and help, instead I find myself on the used end. A farmer is the smartest person today, we work with nothing or very little and find ways to get things done, 365 days a year, we put up with more BS and crap than anyone else. The fact that I have continued to get things done despite all that has been done to me in life, seems to make people afraid and resentful."

Still remaining in the Rome mayoral race is republican incumbent Jacqueline Izzo, republican David Mattoon and democrat David Halpin.

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