Second Candidate Withdraws From Mayor’s Race

Timmy Wayne Strickland a candidate for Selma mayor has withdrawn from the race due to health concerns. His name will still appear on the November ballot, according to the Johnston County Board of Elections.

A second candidate has withdraw from the race for mayor in the Town of Selma.

Timmy Wayne Strickland of River Road had filed to challenge incumbent Mayor Cheryl Oliver and Town Councilman Tommy Holmes who are seeking the mayor’s seat.  In an email to WTSB News, Strickland said he is withdrawing due to health concerns.  “I do regret having to drop out but my health is more important,” Strickland said in the email.

Strickland’s name will still appear on the November ballot.

Johnston County Board of Elections Director Leigh Anne Price said it was too late to have his name removed from the ballot.  Price said her office had not been formally notified by Mr. Strickland he was dropping out of the race.

Town Councilman William Overby filed for mayor in July but withdrew from the race days later and filed for re-election to his council seat which is also up for election on November 7th.