Pittsburgh city solicitor Dan Regan has withdrawn from the race to become an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge.
His name has been removed from both the Republican and Democratic ballots for the position, according to the Allegheny County Elections Division.
Mr. Regan said he entered the election cycle too late to seek important endorsements.
"In just a few weeks we have made significant progress in my campaign for judge," he said. "However, out of respect for the Democratic Committee process as well as my friends in organized labor, I have decided to withdraw from this election. I am very grateful for the support I have received, and look forward to building on that support for the election in 2015."
That leaves 13 candidates vying for four seats on the trial-court bench.
Two of those, Bill Ward and Paul Cozza, are already serving on the court, having been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to fill temporary terms.
Paula Reed Ward: email@example.com or 412-263-2620. First Published April 15, 2013 12:00 AM