Former state Rep. Toby Nixon, an East King County Republican, sent out this news release minutes ago:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 27, 2007
Cell: (206) 790-6377
Toby Nixon announces he will not run for State Representative in 2008
Former 45th District State Representative Toby Nixon issued the following statement to his friends and supporters today:
"I appreciate the many inquiries and expressions of support I have received over the past few weeks from many friends in the community and around the state. After much careful consideration and consultation with my family and advisors, I have decided to not seek election to the state House of Representatives or any another office in 2008. I have made a number of commitments that I must fulfill, including expanded responsibilities at Microsoft, seeing the amendment to the King County Charter creating an elected director of elections through to adoption, my service as president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government and my involvement in several other non-profit organizations, as well as, even more importantly, needing to focus attention on my responsibilities to my family and church. These require more attention than would be possible if I were also running a campaign of my own this year. I am keeping my options open with regard to other opportunities after 2008, but in the meantime I look forward to continuing to work with all of you to bring about needed changes through the many other ways available to us as citizens."