March 29, 2011 3:15 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • Mike Rothschild has decided to run for a seventh term on the City Council after all, spurred to change his mind by a mounting recall effort against him and two other council members.

“Now that this recall is starting I have withdrawn my statement to not run again,” Rothschild said via email Tuesday morning. “I plan to run in the next election.”

Rothschild announced Friday via Facebook that he wouldn’t try for one of three seats that will be open in November 2012, stating he felt it was time to let a “fresh team” lead Victorville. When he made that announcement, he said he was unaware that local developer Dan Tate had begun coordinating an effort to oust him.

After Tate stepped up that effort over the last couple of days, organizing a “Recall Rothschild Rally” for Monday and adding Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and Councilman Jim Kennedy as targets, Rothschild said he decided to stay in the race.

Cabriales said he’s standing by a pledge he made to his wife three years ago that he wouldn’t run for office again. However, he hinted that Tate’s recall could force him to reconsider.

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Staff writer Natasha Lindstrom contributed to this report.

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