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A Candidate Drops From Brentwood's Ward 4 Race

Gary Bierman and incumbent, Lorraine Krewson are the two remaining.

Brentwood Ward 4 candidate Patrick Toohey has dropped out of the race. He said he doesn’t have the time to run.

“Due to time constraints of work, studying for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam and being on the Brentwood Forest Board I do not have the time to run a campaign,” he stated in an email to Patch.

Toohey is a board manager of .

That leaves Gary S. Bierman and incumbent, Lorraine Krewson running for the open seat in the ward. Tom Kramer is the other alderman; his term expires April 2015.

On the phone, Krewson had little to say about Toohey’s decision.

No comment "off the top of my head,” she said. “It'll be an interesting race. I wonder if Gary will drop out of the race.”

Krewson has declined Patch’s requests for an interview, to be featured in Maplewood-Brentwood Patch. Bierman has been interviewed.

He had no comment when told that Toohey is dropping out.

Bierman was the Brentwood Forest Condominiums Board of Managers on Jan. 16 for receiving "favored treatment and services under questionable services," as charged by Betty Connor, vice president of the board.

The election for the aldermanic seats is on April 3.

Doug Miner March 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM
A quick update: Brentwood City Administrator Bola Akande said, as of late this afternoon, that Toohey hasn't officially dropped out of the race, in spite of the email he sent yesterday to Patch.

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