Suffolk City Council candidate drops out of race

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A surprise move for a local candidate in Decision 2016. Ben Fitzgerald, who paid actors to do testimonials for his political commercials, says he is dropping out of the race.

In an e-mail, the Suffolk candidate for city council says a family member is sick. Fitzgerald was running for the Nansemond Borough seat against Lue Ward.

Fitzgerald’s name will still be on the ballot, but there will reportedly be a note in the voting booth on election day telling voters he is no longer running.