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Former Duluth councilor drops out of county board race

Noah Hobbs was on the Duluth City Council until January. Noah Hobbs was on the Duluth City Council until January. |  Photo: Noah Hobbs

Updated: May 23, 2020 03:32 PM

Former Duluth City Councilor Noah Hobbs has dropped out of the race for the St. Louis County Board. 

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In February, he said he would seek the 3rd District seat after Commissioner Beth Olson decided not to run for re-election. 

However, he posted on Twitter Friday, saying that he wants to promote balance in leadership. 

"I do not believe it is beneficial or advantageous to have boards or delegations comprised of solely one gender," he wrote. "Upon review of the candidates who have announced in all four county commission races in St. Louis County I do not want to be the cause of creating an all-male St. Louis County Board of Commissioners." 

Earlier this month, Ashley Grimm received the DFL endorsement for the seat, although the St. Louis County Board is a nonpartisan body. 

Joe Macor, and Eric Erkkila are also running.

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