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Sole Challenger to Lubbock Mayor Drops Bid for Office

The only candidate running against Lubbock mayor Dan Pope has dropped his bid for office.

Charles Dunn, a Lubbock attorney, announced earlier this week that he is dropping out of the bid for mayor. In an updated list of candidates provided by the City of Lubbock, Dan Pope is the only candidate running for the office.

Dunn, a malpractice attorney and former Electric Utility board member, announced that he would challenge Pope in the May 2018 city elections. However, with his departure from the race, Pope is now unopposed.

Candidates may file to run for municipal office in Lubbock until 5pm on Friday, February 16th. As of Thursday, only one Lubbock race is contested. Nicholas Muniz has announced his intention to challenge incumbent Councilman Juan Chadis in the District 1 race.

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Mayor Dan Pope  Photo by KFYO

Mayor Dan Pope

Photo by KFYO

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