Anne Day drops out of Tryon mayor race, supports Wright

Published 10:26 pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tryon mayor candidate Anne Day has withdrawn from this year’s municipal race.

Day said because of serious health issues she is withdrawing effective Wednesday, Oct. 2.

“I have given this extensive thought and have come to the conclusion that this is the best decision not only for myself, but for Tryon,” Day said. “It would not be fair to our beautiful town for me to continue on, knowing that there is a possibility I would not be able to give 100 percent of myself.”

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It is not possible once a candidate signs up for a race to withdraw their name from the ballot, so Day’s name will still appear during the election. Day said she is asking her supporters to vote for Jim Wright for Tryon mayor.

“Although my name will appear on the November ballot, I am asking all those who have so generously supported me to give Jim Wright their vote of confidence,” Day said. “We share many of the same values and hopes for Tryon in the future.”

Day was running against incumbent Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples and newcomer Wright. Tryon also has two council seats open this year with one of the largest races for those seats in recent years. Incumbent commissioners Doug Arbogast and Wim Woody are being challenged by Bill Crowell, Bill Ingham, Billy Moss and Happy McLeod.

Early voting begins on Oct. 17 and ends on Nov. 2. Early voting can only be done for the municipal election at the Polk County Board of Elections Office from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will be open on Sat., Nov. 2 for the last day of early voting from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The general election will be held at polling places on Tuesday, Nov. 5.