Rep. Donna Mayfield drops out of House race at candidate forum, report says

05/02/2018 08:28 PM

State Rep. Donna Mayfield, R-Winchester, has dropped out of the 73rd Dist. House race, according to the Winchester Sun.

The local newspaper said Mayfield announced an end to her candidacy on the stage at a candidate forum held Wednesday night.

“It’s been an honor to represent Clark and Madison County as your state representative for the past eight years. I’ve enjoyed helping folks with constituent issues,” Myfield said, according to the report.

“Politics has become too vicious,” she continued.

The Winchester Sun reported that Mayfield indicated the 2018 legislative session was the “darkest, nastiest session.”

According to the report, Mayfield continued passed her two-minute opening statement, saying she would withdraw her candidacy for the 73rd House District, which she has represented since 2011, and congratulating her Republican opponent Les Yates.

Yates will become the GOP nominee when Mayfield officially withdraws her candidacy — though the ballot is likely already printed for the May 22 contest. Democratic candidates Pat Banks and Rory Houlihan will compete in the Democratic primary for their party’s nomination.


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