Multiple sources confirm to 10News that McCroskey broke the news during a mandatory staff meeting Tuesday afternoon. She told her employees that she was withdrawing from the race. Her last day is Aug. 31 when her term ends.
The deadline to qualify to run for the criminal court clerk seat is noon Thursday. The primary is set for May with a general election set for August.
At this point, only McCroskey, Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond and local attorney Steve Williams have turned in nominating petitions to run. All three are Republicans.
McCroskey has until noon Feb. 27 to file a formal withdrawal with the Knox County Election Commission or her name will remain on the ballot.
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