Josh Himes / submitted press photo

A man recruited by Democratic Sheriff George David to run as a Republican against incumbent Democratic County Controller David Rossi has dropped out of the race. The announcement by professional boxer Josh Himes comes just days after the Beaver Countian interviewed him about his candidacy.

Josh Himes sent the Beaver Countian the following statement:

“First off, I’d like to thank everyone for all of their support! I realize at this time with such short notice on the election, it wouldn’t be in my nature to pursue further. Anything I do in life I like to commit 100% fully, with all my heart. I truly want to see beaver county grow an (sic) become a better community. With that said, if I cannot give all I have then I would not be doing any justice to the county. I think it would be in my best interest to pull my name out of the candidacy, and push for the best candidates in the other positions. Therefore I can stay in the political field, and help beaver county choose the best fit for us to grow as a whole. In the meantime, I’ll further educate myself in politics to prepare much better for the next election. Once again, thank you all!”

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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CLUELESS
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CLUELESS

LOL!

SpeakTheTruthToo
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SpeakTheTruthToo

1st thing-Was he ever really in the race?

2nd thing-“I realize at this time with such short notice on the election, it wouldn’t be in my nature to pursue further.” My head seriously hurts after trying to figure this sentence out.

JoeDoe
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Smart move! 🙂

ufunny
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I say George David should run for office in the friendship ridge nursing home.he can police the bingo games.and be in charge of the coloring books and crayons.and make sure all the wheelchairs have good brakes.he can write tickets to people who go to fast in their wheelchairs.LOL

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LMFAO

Why would this kid send out press release?
Just not file and give answer not the right time. It wouldn’t be a lie. Say I realized that the sheriff used me like a pawn and before it went to far I’m out.

But really I was looking forward to the debate.