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Roberts withdraws from Pleasureville race

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He cites questions about residency requirements

By The Staff

Citing uncertainty about whether he met the residency requirements to run for the Pleasureville City Commission, Howard Roberts announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing from what had been a 6-person field.

Roberts, a former Eminence city council member, had moved to Pleasureville last in 2011. He was the last to file to run on Nov. 6.

“But I got to thinking about it, and I couldn’t say for absolute certainty that I had established my residency in Pleasureville by November 6th [which was the deadline],” Roberts said.

“I always tell the kids in my Sunday school class at Pleasureville Baptist that if you have doubts about whether you are right, then you probably shouldn’t do it. So I’m going to practice what I preach and withdraw.”

His withdrawal left four incumbents and one challenger in the field.