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May 15, 2013

Myers says he will not seek new House of Delegates term

Delegate LeRoy E. Myers Jr., who represents Washington and Allegany counties in Maryland's House of Delegates, said Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2014.

Myers, 61, a Republican, was first elected to the Subdistrict 1C seat in 2002.

The Hagerstown Herald-Mail reported that Myers said in an emailed news release that he plans to "continue serving my community."

"I have something else in mind that I'll be announcing in September," Myers said when contacted by phone Wednesday morning.

He did not elaborate.

In the news release he said he was not in a position to make an announcement about his future plans at this time.

"It has been my honor and privilege to represent and serve the people of Allegany and Washington counties in the Maryland General Assembly since 2003," he said in the release.

"When I first ran, I wanted to be a citizen legislator. I never wanted to be a career politician, captured by the system," Myers said in the release. "Each day, I enjoy the opportunity to be able to make my decisions based upon the needs of the people I represent and my own conscience."

He said he was making the announcement now "so that people who have been called to serve can give it proper consideration," and he pledged to work with the next person to fill the seat he currently holds.

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