News Feature

Originally published in The Weekly Packet, February 28, 2019
Dow drops out of race for Brooksville road commissioner

by Anne Berleant

One of two candidates who submitted nomination papers to run for road commissioner in next month’s town elections has withdrawn from the race, according to Town Clerk Amber Bakeman.

Matt Dow requested his name be taken off the ballot for a one-year term as road commissioner, which Bakeman honored, despite the fact that Dow returned his nomination papers before the deadline. He will remain on the ballot as the uncontested candidate for a one-year term as fire chief.

Dow’s withdrawal leaves incumbent Mark Blake as the sole candidate appearing on the ballot.

Town elections are Monday, March 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Public Safety Building.