As we reported earlier in the week, it appeared that the councilman's bid for higher office was derailed due to problems with his petitions. Another mayoral challenger, Ziad Abdulhamid Abdulmalik, was also kept out of the race for similar reasons. Our sources told us that Thomas' name might make a last minute appearance on the mayoral primary ballot with incumbent John B. O'Reilly Jr. and challenger Michael Prus on August 4th.
However, after today's 4:00pm withdrawal deadline, there are no changes to the primary ballot. Councilman Doug Thomas will not make a run for mayor, but is defending his council seat.