By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Jon Santiago has become the first candidate to drop out of Boston’s mayoral race. The state representative made the announcement via video Tuesday morning.

“It’s been an honor to join this historic field of candidates. I am deeply proud of the race I’ve run, the relationships made, and the impact our campaign has had. But the people of Boston have made it clear and I look forward to supporting the first elected woman of color to lead Boston,” Santiago said during the video.

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Santiago is also an emergency care doctor at Boston Medical Center and a captain in the Army reserves.

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Michelle Wu, Kim Janey, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George, and John Barros are still in the race. Staff