Jeanette Ambrose, who serves on the Howell City Council and is up for re-election in November, is withdrawing from the race.
According to the local League of Women Voters, which is gearing up for its candidate forum for the Brighton and Howell city council races, Ambrose sent a message saying that her “life situation has changed” recently, and as such, she “will not be able to serve beyond” her current term.
“It is with a heavy heart that I respectfully wish to withdraw my name from consideration in this upcoming election,” Ambrose said.
Ambrose’s name will still appear on Howell’s ballots, which have already been printed. Should she win enough votes to win one of the three open seats, the Howell City Council would then appoint her replacement.
Ambrose was appointed to the Howell City Council on Sept. 5, 2018, and she also sits on the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority, which got soundly throttled over the Drag Queen Bingo event it had planned for the Howell Melonfest. You can read all about the controversy by clicking here.