Despite pulling papers and collecting signatures, 11th district candidate Missie Mauldin is not running for Racine Common Council.

She never turned in her signatures on Tuesday because she decided not to run. The City of Racine had her name on the list of potential candidates, but because she hadn’t turned in the papers she was never considered an official candidate.

Mauldin wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday that she decided not to run because her company, Miss Social, was growing. She was running against incumbent Mary Land, who is now running unopposed. When Mauldin initially filed her paperwork in early December, her business was initially focused on taking care of a few clients, but has since become a larger venture.

“When I started Miss Social, it was only to officially (and properly) take care of a few clients I’d already been blessed to have…. Miss Social has the potential to create six new jobs in 2017 and I’d be remiss not to throw everything I have into that,” Mauldin said. “Your support has been overwhelming. You inspired me to reach higher and see the potential in myself. I can’t thank you enough for that.”

Mauldin hasn’t ruled out running for office in the future.

“Who knows what 2018 or 2019 will bring? Maybe a County Board run or another Alderman run? Maybe I’ll be so busy flying all over the country that it just won’t ever be. What will never change is my dedication and commitment to this city and its people,” she wrote.

Editor’s note: This story was corrected to reflect that Mauldin’s name was not considered an official candidate because she didn’t turn in her papers.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.