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Cogdill Will Not Seek Re-election in 2010

Sacramento, CA – The race for the 14th District California Senate seat will be wide open in 2010, as Senator Dave Cogdill has announced that he will not seek re-election.

Cogdill has issued a statement reading, “Representing the citizens of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada for almost a decade has truly been an honor and a blessing. I have always valued public service and giving back to the community, so the decision to return to the private sector for the time being has not been an easy one. I am especially grateful for my wonderful wife, Stephanie, my son, David Jr., and his wife, Carrie, my daughter, Meghan, and her husband, Mike, and my grandchildren, Connor and Kathleen, who have lovingly supported me and never complained about the scheduling demands of my public service. As any grandparent will tell you, little ones grow up too fast and time with my beautiful family is precious.”

Cogdill says the pinnacle of his career is the recent passage of a comprehensive water package. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Cogdill represented the 25th District for six years in the State Assembly. He is currently on a short list of candidates that Governor Schwarzenegger is considering as a replacement for John Garamendi as Lt. Governor.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.