Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine on Tuesday rejected his bid to become Connecticut mayor.
Valentine was running as an independent for the civic chairman of Stamford against Democrat state Rep. Caroline Simmons. Be that as it may, by early Wednesday, Valentine has surrendered defeat to allies.
Valentine tweeted, “It’s time for me to congratulate the new mayor of Stamford, Caroline Simmons. Thank you all for your support, it’s been my honor,”
It’s time for me to congratulate the new mayor of Stamford, Caroline Simmons. Thank you all for your support, it’s been my honor. #oneofusfourallofus
— Bobby Valentine (@BobbyValentine) November 3, 2021
The 71-year-old had a short concession discourse and targeted the media for “all the horrible inclusion” he said he received, according to the Stamford Advocate. Eventually, he would thank his partners for choosing in favor of him.
“I’ll always love the people of this city and will always think that Stamford is special,” he said.
Simmons, 35, will be the primary lady to fill in as Stamford’s civic chairman. She crushed a two-term officeholder Democrat city hall leader in a September essential while promoting her involvement with the state and government levels.
“I could not be more honored and humbled to get to be your next mayor,” Simmons said. “Today voters embrace the belief that we can emerge stronger from this pandemic, if we work together, support each other, lift each other up with kindness and love and unite around a common goal of making Stamford, a city of opportunity for everyone.”
Simmons dealt with the Mets, Texas Rangers, and the Boston Red Sox during his profession. He likewise played in the majors from 1969 to 1979 with five distinct groups.