Ozias challenger drops out of race

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias no longer has an opponent in his bid to be re-elected to the District 1 seat.

His Republican challenger, Stan McClain, has withdrawn from the race, he confirmed on Thursday.

“I have a medical condition,” McClain said. “I am withdrawing under the advise of my doctor.”

McClain’s name will be on the November ballot since he dropped out too late for it to be removed.

Ozias, a Democrat, said he will continue to campaign.

“I look at it as an opportunity to hear what’s on people’s minds,” Ozais said. “I’m glad I have the opportunity to do that even in the absence of an opponent.”