Commission Vice Chairman R. Larry Smith submitted his official withdrawal notice from the District 7 BOE race to the Knox County Election Commission. You can find that right smack here.
In addition, he submitted the prepared statement that he read during the news conference in which he announced that he was stepping down. You can find that right here.
Original breaking announcement right smack here.
Smith, who is term-limited on the commission, had until noon tomorrow to turn in the notice or his name would have remained on the May 6 non-partisan primary ballot.