Jim Blickensdorf, who was running as a District 3 Bloomington city council candidate, dropped out of the race Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement on his campaign website.
“I’ve chosen to conclude my campaign for city council and will return to private life,” he said in the statement. “I remain committed to our community and will continue to seek ways to serve the greater good as a private citizen. If selected, I will not accept the primary nomination for District 3 and will defer to the party leadership to choose a qualified nominee.”
His announcement comes four days after an article in the Herald-Times revealed Blickensdorf’s slippery purchase of a Bedford strip club, his failure to make payments on the business and his hiring of underage dancers. All information was found in court documents.
In Blickensdorf’s statement, he thanked the community for support and for its continued advocacy for Democratic causes.