Mayor Bruce Wilkerson withdraws from race; endorses Todd Alcott

Mayor Bruce Wilkerson is stepping down
Published: Sep. 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Mayor Bruce Wilkerson has taken his name off the ballot for the upcoming election and will not be running. Wilkerson has been the mayor of Bowling Green for the last 9 years. Wilkerson says the reason is reoccurring health conditions.

Wilkerson told 13 News today that his reason for ending his candidacy involves reoccurring health conditions

“Due to some reoccurring health issues that are not serious but will require some specific attention on my part, I’m going to step out of the race. I’m here to talk to you about a friend of mine Todd Alcott who also filed to run for mayor back in June. Todd comes from a great family,” said Wilkerson.

“Personally I’m blown away. I’m grateful for his support. I’m humbled for his vote of confidence in my leadership. As the mayor stated I was never running a race against Bruce Wilkerson. I was always running a race for what I could do for Bowling Green. for me I love this city, I love this town. This is my home. This is my community. My wife and I are both teachers. We have an invested interest in helping this community thrive,” said mayoral candidate for Bowling Green, Todd Alcott.

Wilkerson says he will finish out his term through December, health permitting. During his announcement Wilkerson says he is officially endorsing his opponent, Todd Alcott.

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