Connecticut Treasurer Wooden won't run for reelection

State Treasurer Shawn Wooden says he will not run for reelection so that he can spend more time with his family.
“For the past 10 years, I’ve been honored to serve my city, as Hartford City Council President and, my state, as Treasurer. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to improve the lives of Connecticut families," Wooden wrote in a press release.
Wooden says public service comes with a price and that for him the price came as missing "countless hours" with his family.
"As a father, I missed countless hours from basketball games and track meets to family dinners. With one of my sons going to college soon and the other right behind him, I’ve decided not to seek re-election as Treasurer. Like other working families, mine too faces the day-to-day pressures of family life. Things like juggling financial resources to pay for college or making the time needed to teach children life’s most important lessons aren’t always easy in public life. As the proud father of you two young Black boys, I know that, today, the best thing I can do is put my own ambitions aside and put them first," he wrote.