Thompson withdraws from District 5 race

Officials at the Shelby County Election Commission confirmed Thursday that Shelby County Commissioner Bruce Thompson has withdrawn from the race for the District 5 seat.
Thompson was the only candidate running in the May 2nd Republican Primary, but he would have faced opposition from the Democratic party.
Thompson has served District 5 since September of 2002.
Right now, any candidate that wants to enter the race has seven days to do so.