COSTA MESA — After taking out election papers, attorney Christopher Blank announced this week that he has decided against a run for City Council.
"I pulled papers because I definitely am interested in Costa Mesa's politics and I want to do what I can to help the city," he said. "I decided to no longer run because I'm concerned that I wouldn't have time to do a good job running a campaign, and if I win, as a council member, I wouldn't have enough time."
Blank, 52, works as a business and bankruptcy lawyer in Newport Beach. He was one of seven candidates who had so far taken the first step toward a run for council. The news of him leaving the race was first reported on A Bubbling Cauldron, a local blog.