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And then there were 2…Habermehl withdraws name for commissioner seat

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One of the three candidates vying for an open seat on the Alpena County Board of Commissioners has withdrawn his name.

Former county board chairman Cam Habermehl will not interview for the vacancy when the full board meets Tuesday afternoon.

He submitted a formal withdrawal statement Monday morning.

Habermehl found out that many, if not all commissioners, have already made up their minds on who they will vote for before interviews take place. He was hoping the process would have been handled in a different fashion.

“I spoke to some board members and it was obvious they had already made up their minds. So I withdrew,” Habermehl said.

That leaves two newcomers – Martin (Marty) Thomson and Leanne Bloom. One of them will be appointed following this afternoon’s interviews.