The city manager search in the circle city is down to two candidates after one withdrew his name.
Mark Pool notified Dothan City Mayor Chester Sowell Thursday morning by letter that he was withdrawing his application for city manager.
The current Houston County engineer is dropping out of the race for personal reasons.
Sowell says he is sorry to receive the news that Pool was withdrawing but the city will continue to pursue the best person for the job.
The remaining candidates are Jeffery Broughton of Henderson, Kentucky and Johnnie Henderson of Enterprise. They will interview with city commissioners Monday.