May 27, 2008

Burns won't seek reelection

Just in from state Rep. Ron Burns, the first-term Republican who represents the 77th District:

It is with deep regret that I will not seek re-election as your state representative for the 77th Assembly District of Connecticut. I would like to thank the Bristol Boys & Girls Club for affording me the time to campaign and serve the constituents of the 77th assembly district. I would also like to thank the Republican Town Committee, the House Republicans and my family and my constituents for their support over the past one and one-half years. It is my privilege to serve you.
It has been a very difficult decision not to seek a second term. As much as I want to seek re-election, my current situation will not allow it. Over the past two months I have given much thought about how to best serve my constituents of the 77th district and my constituents at the Boys & Girls Club. Through that process, based on my current situation, I have concluded that I would not be able to perform an effective job as a State Representative and as a leader of the Boys & Girls Club.
Once again, I would like to thank all those who have supported me. The opportunity to serve you was a rewarding experience. In the future, if my situation changes and my party is interested, I will be more than willing to serve again.
Sincerely,
Ron Burns
State Representative
77th Assembly District

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to see Ron leave the State but I hope he remains active in community affairs. He has always been good for Bristol no matter what role he played.

Anonymous said...

The State Rep position is very time demanding. I don't blame him any for not running again. I would rather that he doesn't run again than to take the job for another term and not be able to dedicate the time necessary.

Good luck to you Ron. You have served Bristol well!

AC said...

It's regrettable, but totally understandable why Ron Burns can not serve again.

Good luck Ron with your job, family and everything else. You're an asset to the community and good guy.

We'll see you around!

Anonymous said...

Took him long enough, and still, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......

Anonymous said...

Well, he could have waited another 4-5 hours and really kept us in the dark.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the screen door hit ya on the way out, Ron.

Anonymous said...

one term on the council, one term as a State rep, quite a record of accomplishment - kinda looks like political schizophrena.

Anonymous said...

Now he can start planning his mayoral run.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't want to be responsible or held accountable.

A helluva nice guy, but it seems like his sister has the cojones that Ron lacks.

Anonymous said...

He sure didn't do the Republicans any favors!

Anonymous said...

Ron for Mayor! And he could hire Ellen as the COO!

Tow people who never should have gotten off the Council to begin with.

Anonymous said...

All you Dumb-o-crats are hilarious, talking smack. I'm sure the Republicans appreciate your condolences.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck Ron. Thanks for all you've done. Personally, I'm glad you "chose" the Club. You've helped so many kids over the years. It's greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

The sun still rose this morning.

Anonymous said...

6:51 poster

Don't tell Ron, he is still basking in all this adulation.