Reed drops out of Dist. 1 magistrate race

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By Randy Patrick

Update, Monday, July 16: Reed has now officially dropped out of the magistrate's race.

David Reed, the only candidate to file as an independent in a partisan county race, has dropped out, citing his wife Patty’s upcoming surgery.

Reed, of 298 J.T. Riggs Road, New Hope, filed March 14 as an independent for the 1st District magistrate’s race, challenging incumbent Democrat Keith Metcalfe for the second time. His first try was in 2016, when he ran as the Republican candidate.

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