Dan Frank

Dan Frank of Maricopa is ending his campaign for Pinal County District 4 supervisor.

The president of the Maricopa Flood Control District Board, planning and zoning commissioner and former city councilmember made the announcement to supporters Tuesday. He was vying for the seat to be vacated by Anthony Smith, current chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

“I simply do not have the time necessary to devote toward the campaign or the obligations of the office,” Frank said in his announcement. “I appreciate all of those who have supported and encouraged me to this point.”

His departure from the field leaves the Republican nomination open to Jeffrey McClure, a Saddlebrooke resident. Maricopa’s Marlene Pearce has announced her intent to run as an independent.

“I wish the other candidates well in their endeavors,” Frank said.