BREAKING: Sabra Schneider Withdraws From 34th District Race Due To Injuries
On Monday (April 5), we received a press release stating that 34th District candidate Sabra Schneider was withdrawing from the race for Rep. Sharon Nelson’s seat (Pos. #2) due to a torn ACL and MCL in her knee.
This injury would allegedly prevent her from engaging in doorbelling or meetings she “had planned to do over the course of this campaign.”
We’ve put calls in to both Sabra and her P.R. agency to get more info, but have not yet heard back.
The only other inkling of this news is on her Facebook Page, which states:
It’s been a rough week full of very hard decisions. I’m very sorry to tell everyone I suffered a bad injury to my knee last week that will prevent me from going forward with the campaign. Your support has meant the world to me and I’m looking forward …
Sabra’s withdrawal will narrow the field of candidates for this position down to four from five:
- Joe Fitzgibbon
- Mike Heavey
- Geoffrey â€œMacâ€ McElroy
- Marcee Stone
In the meantime, here’s the press release in all its glory, as received from Michael King at WinPower Strategies:
SCHNEIDER TO WITHDRAW
SEATTLE â€“ Today, 34th District State House candidate Sabra Schneider released the following statement:
â€œIt is with great regret that Iâ€™m announcing my withdrawal from the race to fill the House seat being vacated by Representative Sharon Nelson. One week ago, I tore the ACL and MCL in my knee, which I had previously injured two weeks ago. My doctors have informed me that the injury will require several months of rehabilitation. Given this fact, I do not believe I can engage in the doorbelling or meetings I had planned to do over the course of this campaign. Connecting with voters, while doorbelling, at community meetings and in person is a critical part of my campaign. Iâ€™ve elected to end my campaign and focus on healing my knee. I look forward to continuing to serve the community.â€
â€œI want to thank the hundreds of people who have signed up to support the campaign over the past six weeks, as well as the people that have made financial contributions to this effort. Iâ€™ve been incredibly honored by the support and encouragement from the public. I also want to wish the field of Democratic candidates, each of whom would represent our district well in Olympia, the best of luck in their campaigns. I will make no endorsement today, but I look forward to hearing their visions for moving our district and our state forward.â€
Read our previous coverage of Sabra’s original campaign announcement here.