By Curt Bramble
Senator, District 16: Provo
I am not going to run for Congress this year.
Hundreds of variables play into a decision of this nature. Chief among these, for me, is the need to see tax reform through to an acceptable conclusion. No one is indispensable, and Utah has more than its share of talent in public service, but there are too many irons in the fire for me to feel good about ending my local political work.
As a father, I also need consider the needs of my family; D.C. isn’t the right place for us now. I have not lost any of my passion for public service at a national level; it's just a matter of timing.
My wife and I would like to convey our sincere appreciation to all of our friends, acquaintances, and even complete strangers who have expressed support for a possible congressional run.