(WGGB) — State Representative Sean Curran has announced he will not seek re-election in 2014.
In a statement released Friday, Curran states he believes Springfield “is making significant strides towards becoming one of the comeback cities in New England” and he is “proud that many of our gains have come about because we have voices on Beacon Hill willing to stand up for our hometown.”
“It certainly is an honor and privilege to be one of those Representatives. But, I think now might be a good time to give others the opportunity to serve in the House. And so as such, with only nine months to the Democratic 2014 primary, I am formally announcing that I will not run for a sixth term to the Massachusetts House of Representatives,” Curran explains.
Curran, who was first elected in 2004, notes that during his remaining time in office, he plans to continue working on initiatives to increase the minimum wage, look into the state’s ability to fund a new Hampden County courthouse, and work toward a comprehensive solution to rebuild the I-91 viaduct.
Curran currently represents the state’s 9th Hampden District, which includes precincts in Springfield and Chicopee.