Baker County Clerk Tami Green announced in an email this morning that she has withdrawn from her bid for re-election.
"It is with somewhat of a heavy heart that I announce today that I am withdrawing from candidacy for County Clerk," Green wrote. "Scott (her husband) and I have a business opportunity that we are very excited about. It's something that will take us away from Baker for part of the year so as much as I love the work that I do and all of you, I love my husband more."
Green said she will remain in office until her term ends at the end of 2014, and she also offered to help the new county clerk.
The deadline to register for the office is March 11.
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