OAKLAND -- City Councilmember Larry Reid has decided not to challenge Quan for mayor next year after his 22-year-old daughter asked him not to risk his health by involving himself in what promises to be a grueling campaign.
"She begged and pleaded," Reid said. "She said that job would kill you."
Reid is diabetic and underwent a heart procedure last year.
The intervention came last week, Reid said, as he was helping his daughter move to Hawaii where she is attending college. "She made good sense," he said.