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Kirsten Harris-Talley: Why I Am Not Seeking Reelection

by Kirsten Harris-Talley

The pandemic and the last three years have been some of the most challenging, illuminating, and devastating years of my life. And I know I am not alone in that. 

One of the bright spots was being asked by neighbors to run for state representative in the 37th LD. It was not the first time I had been asked; I have been asked over the years to run for everything from school board to city council to federal congress. One of the best pieces of advice I received and always took to heart: When you run, your entire family runs. It is true. Which means the triumphs and hurts you experience as an individual are also experienced by your partner and your children. It was not an easy decision to decide to run in 2020.

And it has been just as challenging to come to the decision that I will not run for a second term.

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