Name will be on commissioner ballot because of late withdrawal

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One candidate running for Johnson County Commissioner has a unique message this campaign season: don’t vote for him.

Republican Dan Jackson wants to withdraw his name as a candidate for the District 2 commissioner’s seat, but he will remain on the primary ballot. Jackson has started a new job that will require too much of his time to also serve as a commissioner, but the deadline to remove his name from the ballot was Feb. 10.

Commissioner Tom Kite, who currently represents District 2, is not running for re-election. Kevin Walls is the only other Republican running for the seat, which represents the central part of the county, in the primary. No one filed to run for the seat as a Democrat, but a candidate can be slated by the party after the primary election.

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