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James C. Humphreys II, amid growing controversies over where he lives and his personal financial dealings, has withdrawn as a candidate for the Ogden City Council.

Humphreys, a 22-year-old Weber State University student, finished second in the primary voting behind businessman Rick Mayer for the Ward 4 race.Humphreys' withdrawal Tuesday leaves Mayer unopposed in the Nov. 7 general election.

Previously, Humphreys lived with several other Weber State students in Ward 4, but recently has been staying at his mother's home in another municipal ward.

Humphreys recently told the Weber County League of Women Voters that he plans to move into a basement apartment in the district.

Questions also have surfaced recently about Humphreys' personal financial dealings.

Humphreys withdrew his candidacy less than two hours after appearing in Weber County's small claims court relating to a $3,600 judgment against him by an Ogden man.

Neal Adams, 38, was awarded the judgment May 30. He was back in court Tuesday to ask questions about Humphreys' assets and find out why the debt has not been paid in full.

Also, an Ogden hair stylist contacted the Standard-Examiner newspaper to report a $12 check for cutting Humphreys' hair had been returned along with notification the check had been written on a closed account.

Humphreys said Tuesday he had dropped off an envelope containing $12 cash to the stylist.