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Posted July 6, 2011 | comments Leave a comment

*Alger withdraws from race for commonwealth's attorney

By Preston Knight -- pknight@nvdaily.com

WOODSTOCK -- Three people remain in the race for Shenandoah County commonwealth's attorney after one candidate has decided to drop out.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Ken Alger, whose failure to a pay a filing fee to the local GOP made him ineligible for the party nomination for about 48 hours last week before the ruling was reversed, announced Wednesday that he was dropping out of the race altogether.

At the end of last week, during which the debate about his eligibility raged, he had yet to decide if he would run as an independent or re-enter the race for the Republican nomination at the August convention.

Alger declined to comment Wednesday beyond saying he was ending his campaign to replace the retiring Albert T. Mitchell.

Woodstock Mayor Jeremy McCleary and Woodstock attorney Brad Pollack are seeking the Republican nomination, while Strasburg attorney Amanda McDonald Wiseley is running as an independent in the November election.

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