Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rep. Victor Mitchell Says "No" to Second Term

Count Rep. Victor Mitchell, R-Castle Rock, among those who are serving their last sessions at the Capitol.

Mitchell, who is in his first term, announced today that he will not seek re-election this fall.

"My business commitments are increasing and require substantially more time than had been anticipated," Mitchell said in his announcement. "My passion for government service remains, as I've always believed that those who benefit from our wonderful economy should give back in gratitude. I'll just have to postpone devoting full time to it."

Reps. Ray Rose, R-Montrose, Rob Witwer, R-Evergreen, Stella Garza-Hicks, R-Colorado Springs, and Dorothy Butcher, D-Pueblo, have also either announced their decision not to seek re-election or are expected to do so.