Monsef drops mayoral bid
Monsef, a real estate broker, announced his plans to run at a December 8, 2009 Alameda Rotary meeting.
“For family and personal reasons, I am withdrawing my initial intent to run for Mayor in the November 2010 election,” Monsef wrote in a letter in which Monsef thanked his supporters. “I know that I have disappointed many but I beg everyone’s understanding.”
Sitting council members Marie Gilmore and Frank Matarrese are in the race, as is former councilman Tony Daysog.