One of the announced candidates for an open DeKalb County commission seat has already withdrawn from the race — and endorsed one of his would’ve-been opponents.
“As my wife and I welcomed our son into the world last month, our lives and our priorities changed,” Murphy wrote in his announcement. “My singular focus of helping bring change to DeKalb County as commissioner was pushed aside by my responsibility to create a stable home for my newborn son.”
Murphy said he was endorsing Ted Terry in the race. Terry, the well-known mayor of Clarkston, announced his intentions to run for the commission seat after pulling out of a U.S. Senate race earlier this month.
Another candidate, Maryam Ahmad, has also filed paperwork declaring intent to run for the seat.
Ahmad describes herself as “a grassroots advocate and public health worker, who is a first-generation American bortn and raised in DeKalb.”
“I want to focus on issues such as affordable housing, community preservation, and green energy,” she wrote in a recent announcement on Instagram.
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