Steven Baird's exit leaves Silke Pflueger, a political activist from Truckee, as the sole Democrat in the race, as well as four Republicans: Brian Dahle, Theodore Dziuba, Rex Hime, and Kevin Kiley.
Baird also made an unsuccessful bid for the seat in 2016, but as a Republican.

Candidate Steven Baird said he has withdrawn from the race for the District 1 Senate seat that’s up for grabs in the March 26 special election, leaving a single Democrat in the running.

In a Wednesday email replying to the Siskiyou Daily News’ request for an interview, Baird replied, “Thank you for your interest. I have withdrawn from the contest.”

Baird’s exit leaves Silke Pflueger, a political activist from Truckee, as the sole Democrat in the race, as well as four Republicans: Brian Dahle, Theodore Dziuba, Rex Hime, and Kevin Kiley.

Baird also made an unsuccessful bid for the seat in 2016, but as a Republican.

His contact website, mykvetch.com, appears to be a plug for his book, “My Kvetch, True Confessions of a Democrat Politician.”

Baird describes himself as a sixth generation Californian with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Idaho and an MBA in Financial Management from National University.

Although it has since been removed, Baird stated on the website that he supports free college for everyone, a guaranteed minimum universal income of $50,000 per person and “late term abortions up to and including the 25th year.”