Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s Statement on Rep. Carson’s Decision Not to Run for Re-election

For Immediate Release:

November 26, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after Congresswoman Julia Carson (IN-07) announced that she will not stand for re-election next November:
 
“The State of Indiana and our nation will long be indebted to Congresswoman Carson, a devoted and trail-blazing public official who served in county, state and federal office for more than 35 years.  Congresswoman Carson has always been a strong advocate for equality, fairness and self-reliance, and her life is a testament to those important values.  In Congress, Julia has fought tirelessly for those who are less fortunate.
 
“As Julia makes this difficult decision, the thoughts and prayers of her colleagues in Congress are with her and her loved ones.”
###