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Petal mayor ends run for governor to focus on wife’s illness

By: Courtney Ingle - January 3, 2019

Petal Mayor Hal Marx has pulled out of the race for the Republican nomination for governor, citing his wife’s recent cancer diagnosis.

Marx had started preparing for his gubernatorial run last May.

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Courtney Ingle

Courtney Ingle is a freelance writer from Brandon, Mississippi. She has years of journalism experience writing for radio, print, and the web. She and her husband Jeremy have two children, Taylor and Jacob and they are members of Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl, Mississippi.