Candidate withdraws from Corinth election

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CORINTH – A candidate in the three-person field for Ward 4 alderman in Corinth’s municipal elections withdrew his candidacy this week.

Dewayne Porter, a Democrat and first-time office seeker, notified the city clerk Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the election. Porter was opposing Democrats J.C. Hill, the incumbent, and Steve Hill for the city board seat, but said a job opportunity presented itself that he didn’t want to miss.

The clerk reported no other changes in candidates this week, with the deadline to qualify July 18.

Others who have declared their candidacy so far include: Mayor, incumbent Tommy Irwin, Republican; Ward 1 alderman, incumbent Andrew “Bubba” Labas, Republican; Ward 2 alderman, incumbent Ben Albarracin, Republican; Ward 3 alderman, incumbent A.L. “Chip” Wood, Republican; Ward 4 alderman, incumbent J.C. “Honeyboy” Hill, Democrat; Steve Hill, Democrat; Ward 5 alderman, incumbent Michael McFall, Republican; chief of police, Capt. Ralph Dance, Democrat; Capt. Ben Gann, Democrat; and Officer Fred Gooch, Republican.

Party primaries are Sept. 16, with primary runoffs Sept. 30 if necessary, and general election Oct. 14.