Stephen Karbelk, the Republican candidate for chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race.
From the LoudounTimes.com:
“[F]or personal reasons related to the recent developments regarding the deteriorating health of my mother-in-law, I have decided that I cannot continue with the race. I need to support my wife and her family in South Carolina during this time of need,” Karbelk said in a press release.”
Karbelk has officially withdrawn his candidacy and will not be on the ballot. He was running against democrat incumbent chair Phyllis Randall and independent Sam Kroiz. Because there is no Republican on the ballot, Karbelk will not endorse in this race.
More at the above Loudoun Times link.
UPDATE: Chairman of Loudoun County Republican committee has said there will be a new candidate nominated for chair by the filing deadline of September 7th.