TIFFIN Almost before his campaign began, a Tiffin lawyer who filed to run as an independent for the position of Seneca County probate and juvenile court judge has withdrawn from the race.
Victor Perez, an in-house attorney for the Seneca County department of job and family services, cited family considerations in dropping out of the race.
His departure means Jay Meyer, who won a hotly contested Republican primary for the seat, will become the new probate and juvenile judge next year.
Mr. Meyer was the top vote-getter among six candidates for the nomination.
No Democrats ran for the judgeship, which is being vacated with the retirement of Paul Kutscher.
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