Young is the second Democrat running for county office to withdraw from the race. Pamela Dixon, who planned on running for a seat on the Clark County commission dropped out of her race as well. Young said there is no connection between Dixon dropping out and him doing so.
“The party has the time and opportunity to replace me with someone else,” Young said.
Young said he hopes to continue in local politics. He’s also a teacher at Wittenberg and is the associate dean of multi-cultural student programs at the school.
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“I plan to be involved in local county politics which includes the issues that matter in the Springifeld/Clark County community,’ he wrote in his withdrawal notice. “I have been a resident of clark County for 38 years and I will continue to be engaged, as an active citizen, with others in addressing the challenges that face the community.”