Dear friends and supporters,

After much discussion with my family I’ve decided to end my run for Congress in the 8th CD for personal reasons.

Since declaring for congress in late April I’ve met dozens of wonderful people dedicated to making positive changes in our region, state and country.

It takes all of one’s energy and full attention to run an effective race for any public office and I’ll always have the greatest respect for those who make the effort.

I will continue my work in the non profit world helping as many people as I can as a civilian, not a public official.

My sincere thanks to everyone who showed their love and support for me and my campaign and best of luck to those who remain in the race for the 8th CD.