Salina Town Supervisor Mark Nicotra has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Republican nomination for the 119th District Assembly seat being vacated by Joan Christensen.
"Over the last few weeks I have given this opportunity some very serious consideration. I have come to the conclusion that fulfilling my obligation as Salina town supervisor is the best way to serve my community," Nicotra said.
"Although the task of changing the mindset of Albany is vital, there is much work left to be done in Salina. I will, however, continue to urge our State representatives to be mindful of the affects their policies are having on local governments," Nicotra said. "In Salina we continue to have to do more with less and so should Albany. The state needs to free our hands so we can respond to the needs of our constituents in unique and innovative ways."
"It has been heartwarming to hear from many residents over the last few weeks, who have encouraged me to run for the Assembly," Nicotra Said.
The Salina supervisor said he is thankful for the community's support and is "more committed now than ever to provide the same type of constituent service, fiscal discipline and efficient government that they have come to expect from me and the town board."
Nicotra represented the 4th Ward (Lyncourt and Galeville) on the Salina Town Board for three terms from 2002 to 2007. He has served as town supervisor since 2008.