After filing to run for second district magistrate, incumbent Bobby Gaines withdrew his candidacy Jan. 27.
Gaines, whose current term as magistrate will end a 17-year run, said he had no specific reason for withdrawing.
“I just decided that I had all I needed of it,” Gaines said. “There’s a lot of problems right now and I just didn’t want to be in the middle of it anymore.”
Gaines said he probably wouldn’t have filed for candidacy had he not been encouraged to do so.