Prior Lake resident Dave Thompson withdrew his candidacy for the Prior Lake City Council election on Tuesday afternoon.

Thompson had filed on Aug. 6.

Thompson ran for council in 2009 and 2016, but was not able to secure a seat in either election. Thompson received 24 percent of the vote in 2016, but Zach Braid and Kevin Burkart won the two open seats on the council.

There are two open seats on the council this year. The terms of Annette Thompson and Mike McGuire expire in December. Annette Thompson filed for re-election while McGuire said he has not yet decided if he's running.

Thompson has lived in Prior Lake for 16 years and is the father of two children. He is a member of the Prior Lake VFW and, in the past, was a commissioner for Shakopee Public Utilities. 

Maggie Stanwood was born and raised in small-town Iowa before moving to Wyoming in middle school. After her brief stint in the Wild West, she attended the University of Missouri - Columbia, where she graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelors in Journalism.