At the end of the municipal candidate filing on Aug. 15, every mayoral race in Saline County drew at least two candidates. Two weeks later on Aug. 29, one of the candidates dropped out of the race.
Gene Gentry had filed to challenge Benton Mayor David Mattingly in the November general election.
Gentry was contacted this morning and confirmed that he has withdrawn from the race, but added "I'd rather not comment right now." Gentry said he filed paperwork to drop out of the race on Aug. 29.