NEW YORK — The race for mayor is now a little less crowded after City Councilman Carlos Menchaca on Wednesday announced he is dropping out.
He confirmed the end of his campaign on Twitter.
- Why Carlos Menchaca Is Running for Mayor, Opposed Industry City Rezoning
- Councilman Carlos Menchaca Launches Bid for City Hall
Menchaca represents several Brooklyn neighborhoods on the City Council.
He says he wants to refocus on his City Council duties.
In a statement, Menchaca wrote in part, "My work now continues in the city council where I will be fighting for a fair city budget that will rebuild our communities hit hardest by COVID and help to shape a brighter future for the city I love."
Menchaca was hoping to become the city's first gay Latino mayor.