GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– State House District 27 Representative Wes Long says he won’t seek another term in 2014. Long made the announcement in a news release to WHNT News 19 Monday afternoon.
Long says in the release: “After a lot of prayerful consideration that weighed what my priorities would be during a second term, versus the time I would spend away from our family, we have decided to step back from public service at this time to focus more on raising our two children and focusing on our family. Our daughter would be twelve years old and our son would be 10 by the time I finished the next four year commitment. Being an effective legislator requires a lot of sacrifice in terms of time away from family, missing ball games, recitals and other events that I want to be more a part of for my children. We decided the best decision for our family at this time was to not run again.”
Long, a Republican, was elected to his first term in November of 2010. District 27 covers the northeastern half of Marshall County including the cities of Guntersville, Arab and Grant.