Supervisor candidate withdraws from race

David Nelson Dreier, an independent candidate for the District 1 seat of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, withdrew from the race on Wednesday.

Dreier's name will not appear on the ballot for the Nov.

7 general election, according to the county election department.

Dreier, who filed for the office on the deadline day of June 14, said he decided to withdraw because he did not want to split votes with Democratic candidate John Collins of Kingman.

Dreier, 66, a resident of the Kingman area, has endorsed Collins.

"I think it was for the benefit of the people," Dreier said.

"Why split the vote?"

Dreier, a U.S.

Army veteran who spent more than 30 years in the private sector, made the decision to withdraw on Wednesday, campaign backer Michael Saraceni said.

"This seems to be a real important race," Saraceni said.

"There are some good people" running.

Dreier is one of three candidates who have dropped out so far of the District 1 race.

Republicans Mac McCarty and Ron Duke withdrew before the filing deadline.

Remaining in the race are Collins, Republican Pete Byers of Kingman and independent Randy Lyles of the Kingman area.

Byers, a real estate agent, defeated Pat Bourque and Patti Lewis in the Sept.

12 Republican primary.

Collins, who is retired from a career spent with Southern California Edison, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Collins could not be reached for comment regarding Dreier's announcement.

The successful candidate on Nov.

7 will replace Republican incumbent Carol Anderson, who is not running for a second term.