A candidate for Cuyahoga Falls City Council has dropped out of the race.

The withdrawal of Nathan Leaver, now a former Republican candidate for council’s Ward 5, was approved by the Summit County Board of Elections Tuesday morning.

"Due to personal reasons, I unfortunately have to request that my name be withdrawn from the November 2019 ballot," wrote Leaver in a May 29 letter to the board.

Leaver did not immediately respond to a request for additional comments.

The Summit County Republican Party’s Precinct Committee for Cuyahoga Falls Ward 5 will meet on Saturday, June 15, to appoint a new Republican candidate for the race, according to City Council member Jeff Iula (R-At Large). He added that a replacement candidate can be appointed 86 days or more before the election.

The deadline for independent candidates to file in the race has passed. The deadline for write-in candidates is Aug. 26.

The election for Cuyahoga Falls City Council seats and many other local races is Nov. 5.

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, pkeren@recordpub.com, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.