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Friday, January 13, 2006

Hanging Up The Wrench . . . For Now

By Parley Hellewell
Senate District 15: Provo

I'm going to send out a press release today announcing I will not be seeking a third term.

I appreciate and admire the people in my district and know they will elect someone capable and worthy of the trust they have given to me.

Of course, this was not an easy decision. My business is growing exponentially and I’ve come to a point where I can’t balance work and family with public service and be successful in all three.

I think it is appropriate to announce my decision now - rather than after the Legislative Session. This will give people in my district the opportunity to assess their willingness and ability to act as our next senator, and give them time to prepare.

I feel blessed and grateful for the opportunity to work for people in Provo and throughout the state - and to serve with so many great men and women in the Utah Legislature. I will miss the privilege of associating with them.

At some point I may re-enter public service, but I feel this is the right decision for now.


Blogger steve u. said...

Sen. Hellewell,

You will be missed. Your direct, unwaivering approach to issues will be missed. You have served the people of Utah well. The balance you mention is, indeed, difficult. I hope your last session turns out to be all you hope for.

1/13/2006 11:51 AM  

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