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Monday, March 06, 2006

3rd District Decision

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.


Blogger The Senate Site said...

We’re glad Senator Bramble will be around next session, but regret we won’t see his all-encompassing campaign slogan on the billboards this fall:

Congress Deserves Him

3/06/2006 4:56 PM  
Anonymous FLOOREN said...

Too bad- Curt would represent Utah well. I hope in the future he will make a run for Congress.

3/06/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Today's Deseret Morning News: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635189860,00.html

3/07/2006 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad Curt will be able to continue representing Utah County in the State Legislature and I do hope that someday the stars align themselves to allow Senator Bramble to represent us in D.C.

3/08/2006 4:44 PM  
Anonymous David Langford, OD said...

Senator Bramble's service is scarred by his anti-optometry record and his being in bed with 1-800-contacts. Our state has more to worry about than unnecessary government legislation.
Apparently Senator Bramble has never heard of concepts like "Free Market Economy."
Market share of private label contacts is insignificant, and perhaps 1-800-contacts should try revising their business plan instead of legislating their way into profits. From what I heard, Sen. Bramble's integrity is in question since he promised to agree to certain compromises with Bill 176-SO1 if Vistakon would write a letter about doing business with 1800, but when the letter was produced [http://www.coopervision.com/data/us/lib_pdffiles/j&j_letter_to_utah_sen_bramble.pdf ], he did not keep the agreement.
Besides, who needs Bramble in Congress if Bob Bennett is already doing 1800's bidding at a federal level?


4/20/2006 2:22 AM  

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