Rick Correia announced Tuesday that he has decided to withdraw from the race.
Correia, an Attleboro Redevelopment Authority member instrumental in selling 110 acres in the Attleboro Industrial Park for the development of a multi-faceted sports complex, cited his work with the ARA as reason to withdraw from the City Council race.
"Over the weekend I had a chance to really digest this information along with the many accomplishments of the ARA board," he wrote in an email to Patch. "I am proud to be a member of that board along with Judy Robbins, Benny Keene and Jackie Romaniecki. Prior to this land deal I had decided to make a run for the ward two city council seat. Reflection of the press release on September 12th has made me realize that I can continue to serve my community in a very productive way by remaining on the ARA board. If elected to the ward two city council seat, it would have been necessary for me to resign from the ARA board. For this reason, I have decided to withdraw from the ward two city council race, as I wish to remain an Attleboro Redevelopment Authority board member."
Election day is set for Nov. 5.