Hamid R. Hamrah has withdrawn from the race for one of the two open seats on the Kirkwood School Board.
In a statement received by the Kirkwood School District Thursday, Hamrah cites an unexpected increase in business commitments as his reason for withdrawing from the April 3 election. Although he has withdrawn from the race, Hamrah's name will remain on the ballot.
"I wish students, staff, parents and community the best and encourage each person to vote for another candidate of their choice," Hamrah says in the statement.
The candidates now vying for the open seats are incumbent Andy Stewart, Scott Anderson and Sara King.
Community members are invited to meet the candidates at a candidate forum conducted by the St. Louis League of Women Voters on Monday, March 5, 2012, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the cafeteria at North Kirkwood Middle School.