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Armstead bows out of race

DEMOPOLIS-Marengo County Commissioner Freddie Armstead recently qualified as a candidate for the mayoral race for the City of Demopolis on July 19. Well after only eight days since officially qualifying for mayor, he has officially withdrawn from the race.

“I really wanted to be mayor of Demopolis, but I’ve made promises to the people of Marengo County and being a man of my word, I plan to keep them,” Armstead said.

There are a lot of projects going on in Marengo County that need to be brought to a resolve such as the renovations of the Marengo Courthouse and a new incoming commissioner. With a heavy heart, he felt it would be in his best interest to stay put as a Marengo County Commissioner.

“I figured with the projects in the county, and a new commissioner coming aboard, I needed to be a part of the commission and support the county as a whole,” Armstead said.

He feels he could have done a great job as the mayor of Demopolis, but there are many good candidates and he just wants to have a good working relationship with the new mayor, whoever he or she is. He has two more years left on the commission, and then he will have put in 20 years of service to the county.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you that were willing to support me,” Armstead said, “The commission looks forward to working with the new mayor of Demopolis.”