Petal Mayor Hal Marx has pulled out of the race for the Republican nomination for governor, citing his wife’s recent cancer diagnosis.
As some of you may know, my lovely wife Mindy was recently diagnosed with cancer. After much prayer we have decided to end my campaign for governor. I ask that you all pray for Mindy and our family as she continues treatment. Thank you for all of your support. #msleg #mselex
— Hal Marx (@MayorHalMarx) January 3, 2019
Marx had started preparing for his gubernatorial run last May.