Meridian Star

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November 12, 2010

Campbell will not seek re-election

MERIDIAN —     District 84 State Rep. David "Tad" Campbell (R-Meridian) announced Thursday morning that he will not seek re-election next year.

    Campbell, who made the announcement on WMOX 1010 AM radio, has represented Clarke, Jasper, Lauderdale, and Newton counties in the state Legislature since 2008.

    Campbell serves on the house agriculture, conservation and water resources, medicaid, transportation, and universities and colleges committees. He works locally as an attorney.

    In a written statement issued to WMOX, Campbell said he is leaving his office because he wants to spend more time with his family.

    "Many reasons informed my decision and taken together are simply this: My 10th grade son, and 7th grade daughter are growing up fast, and I don't want to miss it," he said in the statement.

    Campbell said he chose to announce his decision now, "so potential candidates have time to prepare for the election next year."

    One rumored future candidate, District 3 County Supervisor Craig Hitt, said he hasn't made any decisions on that front yet.

    "Currently I don't have plans for anything. That is a position that I've had folks approach me about and ask me to consider, but I've also had people ask me to consider other positions," Hitt said in a Thursday phone interview. "I will continue to serve as a supervisor for District 3, and my family and I will continue to look at our options and make plans as to what our decision might be."

    Campbell said in his statement to WMOX that he has in the past voted for "limited government, individual liberty, economic freedom, and lower taxes," and will continue to do so in the upcoming legislative session.

    "It has been, and is an honor to serve," Campbell said in the statement, "and I thank the voters of House District 84 for the opportunity."

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