While his name will still be on the ballot, Ben Alexander said he is no longer interested in serving on the Iola City Council.
Alexander told the Register Tuesday he had not and would not campaign for the seat. Also on the ballot for the Ward 4 seat is former Councilman Steve French. Ward 4 covers the southeast quadrant of Iola. Incumbent Aaron Franklin declined to run for re-election.
Alexander cited two reasons for abandoning the bid: