PATERSON, NJ- Former Paterson Public Safety Director Glenn Brown has ended his campaign for Mayor.

In a short statement sent to TAPinto Paterson Brown said:

“With much regret I am announcing my withdrawal from the race for the Mayoral seat in the great city of Paterson.

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I have decided to step back from the race and support the best candidate whom I will not identify today. 

However keep in mind he has to be the candidate willing to represent every segment of this city. He will also have to have vision to bring this city forward and not settle for the status quo.  

This city has serious and continuing crime and economic issues that have to be addressed.

In closing, I will take this opportunity to thank my family friends and early supporters for their assistance in this endeavor and in the future I will endorse the candidate I believe to be the most qualified person to become the next CEO of the great city of Paterson.”

Brown’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after PBA Local 1 President Alex Cruz announced his intention to run for Mayor, and leaves 12 candidates currently in the race.

Voters will go to the polls on May 8.