A Political Match up Takes on a New Landscape in Region 8

The doors to the office of Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell were locked, as he left town a day after announcing he will not take on a fifth term for the city of Jonesboro.

Just yesterday, Brodell also touted his record as Mayor during a ceremony commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. We now know that was not a campaign speech, but perhaps a look toward his legacy.

"Him leaving just leaves one less person in the race for Mayor, but I think he's done a good job," said candidate Travis Moore.

The 32 year old businessman may find it easier to say Brodell has been doing a good job now that he's no longer his competition. Moore announced his candidacy for Mayor back in November.

"Cutting Mayor Brodell short was not the goal. Making Jonesboro #1 is the goal here," said Moore.

Moore will expand on his campaign platform in the coming weeks.

Whether Hubert Brodell is in the race or out of the race, it really won't make a difference in our campaign," said candidate Sergeant Doug Formon with the Jonesboro Police Department.

Formon says he was actually looking forward to a race against Hubert Brodell. The two have had differing opinions for quite sometime. Forman made his Mayoral announcement a week ago. He says his commitment to public service gives him the right resume for the job.

"Because I'm a police officer and people trust police officers, I think that's going to go a long way for us," said Formon.

The names of a few Jonesboro Alderman have been tossed around as possible candidates for this race. Today we contacted a few of them, and only Harold Perrin returned our phone call. He says he has no intention of running for this office.