State Senator Suzi Schmidt, who was in the news recently for 9-1-1 calls involving domestic disputes with her husband, announced today she will not run for re-election.
Schmidt, a Republican from Lake Villa, issued this statement:
"I am grateful for the outpouring of support; however, at this point in my life, my personal life and my family are my priority, and I hope to dedicate more of my time with them in the coming months and years. Therefore, I will not be a candidate for re-election in 2012.
"I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to my constituents for the tremendous honor and opportunity to serve in the Senate and for the opportunity to serve Lake County for the past 25 years. I am thankful for the trust they bestowed upon me to serve them for so many years. I am humbled by their unwavering support and honored to have been able to represent them."
Schmidt had gotten criticism for emergency calls to the Lake County Sheriff's police in which she identified herself as the former county board chair and mentioned her "connections," and said deputies could "ignore" her husband’s 9-1-11 call in a domestic dispute.Copyright © 2015, CT Now