With less than a month before election day, Albertville City Council candidate James Krutzig has withdrawn from the election.
While his name will still be on the ballot due to the timing of his decision, Krutzig will not continue his campaign and has taken his name out of the running.
"This decision has come after a great deal of thinking it over and getting some good advice. Though I do believe I have the principles needed for good public service, I will admit I do not have he necessary familiarity with our local government that I do with other governmental levels. I think, for now, I would better serve the public by helping other campaigns and lawmakers, getting to know the more about our local government and state government, and perhaps run again in the next election cycle," 23 year old Krutzig wrote in his email statement to Patch.
With Krutzig out of the running there are still five candidates on the ballot for the two open City Council seats.