by Hank Sims
KHUM's Mike Dronkers reports that District Attorney candidate Kathleen Bryson just told him that she is dropping out of the race.
UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.:
After much thought and discussion with my family, I have made the decision to drop out of the campaign for Humboldt County District Attorney.
While I am grateful for the opportunity, the campaign was taking too much time away from my family and legal practice. I am only 44 years old, the youngest of the DA candidates, and our children are school-age. In particular, our youngest daughter is in elementary school, and my many hours away from home were taking too much of a toll on her. In addition, recently, our eldest daughter suffered a very serious car accident that has put matters into perspective for our entire family.
I want to thank all the people who contributed their time, money and moral support to my campaign. I also want to thank the other candidates for their open dialogue in relation to the issues. The experience of running for public office has given me profound respect for those who sacrifice their time and privacy to be our public officials.