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2011-09-22 / Front Page

Ogden Not to Seek Re-Election

After serving for 20 years in the Texas Legislature, State Senator Steve Ogden ( District 5) announced this week that he will not be running for re-election.

In his formal announcement, Ogden wrote, “It has been an honor to serve the people of the 5th District and I am grateful for their confidence and trust. They have enabled me, along with my colleagues in the legislature, to accomplish many things of which we can all be proud.”

“I am particularly pleased to have co-authored the last four state budgets as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Texas is a beacon state and its fiscal policies are lighting the way for our nation.”

“ Protection of the most vulnerable Texans was one of my major reasons for seeking public office. I worked hard to protect and defend unborn Texans and to provide for foster children, the elderly, and the disabled.”

He said he made the announcement early so that others may consider running for the office. He will continue to serve until January 2013.

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