Krysztof calls off write-in campaign
In a surprise announcement Monday morning, incumbent Baldwin City Mayor Stan Krysztof called off his write-in campaign for re-election.
Krysztof, who has served as Baldwin mayor for the past four years, finished fourth out of four candidates in the Feb. 28 primary election. The next week he announced he would seek re-election as a write-in candidate.
That changed again Monday.
"I am announcing my intent to no longer seek the office of mayor of Baldwin City as a write-in candidate," Krysztof said in a letter faxed to the Signal around 10 a.m.
Krysztof was unavailable for additional comment.
Mayoral candidates Ken Hayes and Slade Dillon advanced from the primary to the April 3 general election. Hayes was the top vote-getter with 224 votes, followed by Dillon with 158. Michael C. Green was third with 134 votes and Krysztof was fourth with 87.
Dillon was surprised by the announcement.
"That's a heck of a deal," said Dillon. "Goodness, that's something. I really don't have much of a reaction. It's kind of like before (when Krysztof announced his write-in campaign), it's out of my hands."
Hayes is out of town and couldn't be reached for comment.