Davenport Alderman Drops His Bid for Governor

Jul 5, 2017

One of the candidates in a crowded field of Democrats pursuing a run for Governor is dropping out.

Mike Matson
Credit Davenport City Council

Davenport alderman Mike Matson is suspending his campaign.

He says fund-raising pressures are forcing him to withdraw.

Matson is a former Army Ranger and retired Army Sergeant Major who was in special operations command in Afghanistan and Qatar.

Last month, Polk County Conservation Director Rich Leopold dropped his bid.

That leaves at least seven Democrats either running or exploring campaigns for Governor.