Matthew Armendo has decided to withdraw from the race for Town Clerk, and throw his support to Nicholas Hammond.

In a written statement, Armendo writes: “I am formally withdrawing from the race and endorsing candidate and former Selectman Nicholas Hammond for Town Clerk. Life has been become very busy, and to run an effective campaign necessary to win would take too much time from my beautiful wife and kids and my newly born grandson.”

He continues, “I simply am unable to dedicate the time and resources to effectively run for this seat. This was a family decision and not an easy one”

The deadline to withdraw from the election was April 16, so Armendo’s name will still appear on the ballot.  Armendo adds, “I would ask that all our friends and supporters to vote for Nick [Hammond].”