Murphy J. Painter, the former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner, dropped out of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s race Monday after qualifying Thursday, the state commissioner of elections said.

A second challenger in the race against incumbent Sheriff Jeff Wiley, Louis Boudreaux, withdrew his name last week after qualifying to run for the job, Commissioner of Elections Angie Rogers said.

Because both men withdrew their names, Wiley will remain the sheriff without opposition and there will be no election for that office, Rogers said.