Painter drops out of Ascension Parish president race

Candidate for Ascension Parish President drops out of race ahead of runoff

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.

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