On the advice of my attorneys, we have withdrawn our appeal of the decision of the Election Board to remove my name from the ballot, effectively ending my candidacy for State Representative. It is disappointing that the Republican Party would challenge me on a technicality rather than letting the voters choose who should represent them.  On behalf of my campaign and myself, I would like to thank the neighbors in Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Oak Brook Terrace who voiced support for my candidacy.  It was a pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to working together in the campaign in 2016. – Marian Tomlinson