Delaware House Minority Leader will not seek re-election, evaluates other options

The Republican Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives says he’s considering his political options for 2012, but will not seek re-election.

Representative Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) announced Wednesday he would not run for another term in the 11th district, which he has represented in Dover since 2000. 

The redistricting process conducted after the 2010 Census moved the 11th district south.  Lavelle is now part of the new 12th district, which is represented by a fellow Republican, Representative Deborah Hudson (R-Fairthorne). 

In a statement to his constiuents, Lavelle said “given the change in the districts that comes with redistricting, and given my confidence that Deborah Hudson will continue to serve the residents of any community she represents well, I have reached a decision to not run again for the Delaware House of Representatives.” 

Lavelle added he will consider other opportunities to serve in an elected capacity, and will make his decision after more discussions with his family, friends, business and possible constituents.  Lavelle will serve the remainder of his two-year term, which expires in November 2012.

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