Republican candidate withdraws from circuit clerk race

Friday, April 9, 2010

One of the two Republicans who filed for Cape Girardeau County Circuit Clerk announced today that he is withdrawing from the race.

Jason Holloway of Oak Ridge said he was stepping aside from the contest for personal reasons. He did not elaborate.

Holloway's withdrawal leaves Patti Wibbenmeyer, chief deputy circuit clerk, as the only candidate in the race. Unless an independent candidate files nominating petitions or a write-in candidate joins the race, Wibbenmeyer will replace her boss, Charles Hutson, who is retiring after nine terms in office.

Wibbenmeyer has been employed in the circuit clerk's office since 1981. She has been chief deputy since 1999.

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