A woman campaigning for Knox County Mayor has suspended her campaign.

Democratic candidate Rebecca Deloa said after considerable reflection, consideration, and deliberation, she decided to pull her name from the race.

"It would be my greatest honor to serve our community as Knox County Mayor, and to continue the incredible progress of our community, but I do not feel my campaign can run as efficiently and effectively as needed at this time," she said in a release sent out Thursday night.

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It's not completely over, though.

She said she will spend the next three years as an involved member of the community and plans to re-submit her petition in the next County Mayoral race in 2022.

"With a fresh, well rounded, and capable team, I will be better able to represent and realize the hopes and dreams of the Knox County community. I look forward to meeting many of you over the coming years. Let us stay strong and work together over the next four years to ensure the continued success of our beloved county," she said.

The county primary will be held on Tuesday, May 1. Current Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is term-limited after serving two four-year terms in the office.

Linda Haney and Rhonda Gallman have declared their candidacy to run in the Democratic primary. There are also three candidates running in the Republican primary: Brad Anders, Bob Thomas and Glenn Jacobs.