To the citizens of the second district of Knox County:
It has been a dream and goal of mine to serve you as a county commissioner for Knox County.
After careful consideration, however, I am suspending my campaign for county commission effective immediately.
My family comes first, and right now I need to focus on my role as wife, mother, and daughter to those who come first in my life.
Thank you for your understanding and your support.
Cheri SilerWith Siler out of the running that pretty much paves the way for her opponent, Democrat Laura Kildare to face the winner of the March 1 Republican Primary - either Michele Carringer or John Fugate in the early August General Election.
Note, however, that because Siler has withdrawn after the official deadline to withdraw her name will still appear on the ballot.