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Joines bows out of commission race
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Due to problems with his health, 2nd District County Commissioner Bobby Joines has announced his withdrawal from his re-election bid.Joines first won the county commission seat in 2002, was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2010. Joines had been seeking his fourth term in the office.In a prepared statement, Joines said he appreciates the support voters have shown over the years, and that he has been pleased to serve on the commission.Joines' statement reads:“To the DeKalb County Election Commission and Administrator Dennis Stanley, The Republican Nominating Committee and Party, and the residents of the 2nd District of DeKalb County.“As the August General Election is approaching fast, I want to let you know due to my battle with cancer and declining health, I will not be able to fill my obligation to run in the election in August.“I would like to thank the voters in the 2nd district for putting your trust in me over the past 12 years. Your support has always been greatly appreciated.