Evansville City Council candidate suspends campaign over relationship with student

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Jack Schriber (Photo courtesy of the Evansville Courier and Press)

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Oct. 2015) — A candidate for the Evansville City Council has suspended his effort after admitting to having had a sexual relationship with a student while he was a high school teacher in the 1970s.

Jack Schriber suspended his campaign late Tuesday, after Vanderburgh County Republican Party withdrew its support for his candidacy. The party took the action shortly after Republican Mayor Lloyd Winnecke reveaked he has asked County GOP Chairman Wayne Parke to “take the necessary actions” to end Republican Schriber’s candidacy for an at-large seat.

Schriber announced the suspension of his election effort in a post on his campaign’s Facebook page.

He said his candidacy has become a distraction. He noted that while it is too late to withdraw from the ballot, he will not serve if elected.

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