Eric Norby, who lost his appointment to the South Orange County Community College District board when faculty gathered enough signatures to force an election, said Tuesday that he no longer seeks the post.
Norby, brother and chief of staff for Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, had attended three meetings of the conservative-dominated board.
Also this week, the South Orange County Community College District Faculty Assn. endorsed retired district administrator William Jay for the position. Jay is a former math instructor, president and vice chancellor in the district.
The filing deadline for the March 30 election is Jan. 2.
Norby, 57, said he decided not to run because the position required much more time than he had expected and campaigning would take even more.
"I barely have enough time to do what I do now," he said.
Norby was appointed a trustee in October, filling the slot held for seven years by Dorothy Fortune, who resigned amid allegations she had moved out of the district.