ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Former Elmira Mayor Sue Skidmore has dropped out of the mayoral race for the City of Elmira.

Skidmore tells 18 News that while she will remain on the ballot this fall, she does not plan to campaign and is enjoying time with her family.

Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell defeated Skidmore in her 2015 reelection campaign when she ran as a Democrat. Skidmore planned to run on Working Families Line in 2019.

18 News will host a debate between Mayor Mandell and Democratic challenger Alex Sweet at the Clemens Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Chemung County Sheriff candidates Bill Schrom and Art Laurey will debate in the first half-hour of the event, followed by the mayoral debate.

Seating is first come-first served.