ASCENSION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Murphy Painter dropped out of the race for Ascension Parish president Monday, Oct. 21.
Painter confirmed his decision in a phone call to WAFB. Painter says he did not want to elaborate on his decision at this time and will release a statement at a later time.
With Painter dropping out of the race, Clint Cointment will automatically win the seat. The two were to face each other in a runoff election in November.