Del. Donna Stifler not running for re-election for health reasons


Delegate Donna Stifler, a Republican from Harford County, is not running for re-election due to “her ongoing battle against fibromyalgia.”

I don’t know Del. Stifler, but I’m sure I’d echo the sentiments of Republicans and Democrats alike by sending along my best wishes and my thoughts and prayers.

Stifler release

Maryland State Delegate Donna Stifler (R., 35A) today announced that she would not seek reelection to the House of Delegates in 2014. Stifler, who is completing her seventh year in the House of Delegates, cited health as the reason. Earlier this year Stifler missed some time during the legislative session and explained to her constituents that it was due to her ongoing battle against fibromyalgia.

“I strongly believe that the citizens of Harford County deserve vigorous and energetic representation in Annapolis. It breaks my heart that I am unable to meet that standard,” said Stifler. “Accordingly, after consultation with my family and my doctors, I have decided that I will not seek reelection to the House of Delegates in 2014.”

Stifler said that it had been an honor to represent the people of Harford County in the Maryland House of Delegates. She went on to pledge to the people of Harford County that she would continue to work hard for them in the 2014 legislative session.

“This has not been an easy decision, “said Stifler, “but it is one that I believe is inthe best interest of all.”

Stifler offered sincere thanks to her family for allowing her to pursue this dream, her staff for their hard work and loyalty and to all her supporters who she said had provided constant inspiration.

Jeff Quinton

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