Mount Airy town council candidate John Stuehmeier withdrew his name Friday. 

In a letter to the board of election supervisors, Stuehmeier said that due to changes in his personal life, he will be moving outside of the town limits over the summer, which will disqualify him from being on the town council. 

"In order to prevent the possibility of a special election in June, I am withdrawing from the race for town council," Stuehmeier said in a statement to the town. 

With Stuehmeier's withdrawal, all candidates running for election will likely be elected. There are three seats up for elections — two being vacated by Council President Peter Helt and Councilman Bob King and one currently held by Jason Poirier, who is running for re-election. 

Along with Poirier, Pamela Reed, and Karl Munder are the candidates up for seats on the council.

Mount Airy's election is on Monday, with voting happening from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mount Airy Fireman's Reception Hall at 1008 Twin Arch Road.

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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