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Recent Grad Brent Rice Drops Out Of Borough Council Race

Recent graduate and former UPUA veteran Brent Rice has dropped out of the race for a seat on the State College Borough Council, less than two weeks after declaring his intention to run.

Rice published a statement on Twitter Monday, announcing his withdrawal.

“I had hoped that in running, my candidacy would spark meaningful dialogue about our community and the ways that we can come together to build a better life for ourselves, our town, and future generations of residents,” he said. “In this manner, I have already been very successful.”

Rice noted the promise of “a heavy field of candidates [in the race] who offer a bright and different perspective.” He also pledged to remain “an engaged member of the community, offering up thoughtful and innovative ideas that many in State College would like to see come to fruition.”

With Rice’s withdrawal, four other non-incumbents remain in the race for the four open seats. Sophomore and UPUA Borough Liaison Tom Dougherty, College of Agricultural Sciences assistant Deanna Behring, senior and former Interfraternity Council executive vice president Jackson Fitzgerald, and former borough manager Peter Marshall have all filed nomination petitions to run.

The State College municipal primary is slated for Tuesday, May 21. As history has shown, the Democratic primary will all but decide the outcome of this election.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected]. All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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