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Thompson withdraws from city commission race

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Paducah City Commission candidate Lennis Thompson has withdrawn from the race, citing a new job that will require him to be out of town on a regular basis.

"It was a hard decision," Thompson said. "There was a lot of back and forth for about the last three weeks. I talked to a lot of people that wanted me to stay in the race."

In the end, he felt there was no guarantee he would have to time to campaign and, if elected, be able to carry out the duties of the office.

Thompson recently started his own consulting business, after a reorganization eliminated his position as regional controller for Lourdes hospital.

With the travel required with his business, staying in the race "would be a disservice to the people of Paducah," he said. "I think a lot of Paducah and want to be part of it moving forward. Unfortunately, this was not the right time."

Thompson said he remains interested in serving in local government.

"I am not giving up on that goal," he said. "Paducah is my home and always will be. I will always do whatever I can to promote and support Paducah."

Others in the race include the incumbents - Allan Rhodes, Sandra Wilson, Carol Gault and Richard Abraham - and Frank Bennett, executive director of the National Quilt Museum; Jason Crockett, general manager of Radio Jelli 98.3, and husband and wife Eric and Melissa Youngblood. City commissioner positions are nonpartisan.

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