Eau Claire city council candidate Jody Thompson says she is not dropping out of the race and intends to serve if she is elected. Thompson says, contrary to reports, she is not suspending her campaign. Yesterday, Eau Claire City Clerk Donna Austed said Thompson had informed her that she was no longer "actively campaigning" for the city council.
Six people are running for the five at-large positions in the April election.
Thompson says she did contact Austed three weeks ago to inform her that, due to some health issues, she had been unable to file certain documents and was not actively campaigning "at that time". But Thompson said today she is still in the race.