Democrat running for Clark County Commission drops out of race

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Candidate running for Clark County Commission drops out of race

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The Democrat set to run for a Clark County Commission seat has dropped out of the race.

Pamela Dixon, who was supposed to be on the November ballot facing incumbent Rick Lohnes, wrote in a notice to the Clark County Board of Elections that she cannot run.

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“With deep disappointment, I must withdraw my candidacy for Clark County Commissioner on the Democratic ticket this November,” she wrote. “I was very excited about running but underestimated the time commitment required by new job as a registered nurse. After a lot of thought and reflection, I’ve concluded that I do not have the time and energy required to run a winning campaign.”

She said in the notice she hopes to continue playing a role in politics.

“I am grateful for the confidence that the Clark County Democratic Party placed in me and my candidacy and look forward to continued involvement in local politics in the future,” the notice says.

Dixon told the Springfield News-Sun that she believes the Democrats will be allowed to select a replacement to run in November. Information sent to the Springfield News-Sun by the Clark County Board of Election also indicates the Democrats will be allowed to enter a replacement.

She doesn’t know who her replacement will be, she said.

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“It is time for new people and fresh perspective,” she said. “Whoever the Democratic Party picks to run, I would be open to supporting that person as long as they will do the right things for the county.”

Dixon has been a social activist in Springfield. She was previously quoted in a Springfield News-Sun story when about 100 people rallied outside Congressman Warren Davidson’s office in February 2017 about President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban.

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