State Rep. David Swinford, R-Dumas, won't run again, he announced in an e-mail press release this evening.
"After almost 20 years of legislative service, I have decided not to run for re-election as State Representative, District 87," he wrote.
"At our family Christmas gathering, we decided that it was time to become a private citizen again after completing my term that ends in January, 2010. We have missed so many family events, grandson's ballgames, concerts and events that are special things in all our lives. Joyce and I need to take care of our family and ourselves at this stage in our lives."
It's unclear who will run on the Republican ticket to replace Swinford. So far, the only contender for the seat is Abel Bosquez of Amarillo, a Democrat.