Sup. Steve F. Taylor
Press Release

Supervisor Taylor Decides Against Run for Assembly

Says Time Is Not Right For State Run

By - Sep 19th, 2013 11:59 am

After thoughtful and deliberate consideration I have decided not to run for the 21st Wisconsin State Assembly District. I have received overwhelming encouragement to run from friends and supporters, but I came to the conclusion that now is not the time to run for this position.

Two major factors helped guide my decision: First, I have not yet accomplished all the goals I set when I ran for the County Board. I have put a plan in place to drastically improve the infrastructure, such as roads, parks, pools and other projects and I want to make sure that it comes to fruition. Walking away from the Board will not guarantee these goals are accomplished.

The second is the love of my home, the City of Franklin. Being in the Assembly would not allow me to serve locally and due to recent political announcements my departure would leave a void which would be felt by the city’s residents. At a time when Franklin is growing with great developmental potential, it needs leadership, experience and a vision.

Finally, I truly love being a public servant and serving at the State level is something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. There will be a time when I run for a state office, but that time is not now. I am sorry to disappoint those who pushed me so hard to make this leap and I hope they understand.

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