After careful consideration and with a heavy heart, I am withdrawing from the municipal election and my candidacy to represent the people of Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi to focus on my mental health. For ten years I have been a tireless champion for our city, working to give back on behalf of those who have given me so much. It has been my privilege to serve the people of Edmonton, and my ambition to do more led me to seek public office. However, if I am to continue to give my best to the people of Edmonton — who deserve nothing less — I must do so from a place of strength. It is for this reason, after much reflection, that I have made the difficult decision to step aside and focus on my personal wellbeing. I’m not going anywhere. Edmonton is my home. I look forward to continuing to serve the city and the people that I love, creating opportunities for others where opportunities have been created for me. I work for you. Period. My only regret is not being able to do more. Thank you to all who believed in me. I ask for privacy and understanding as I navigate my next steps.