MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- After just one term, a state representative
from Marshall County announced Monday he will not seek re-election.
Republican Wes Long cited family reasons as
the motivation for his announcement. Long has a wife and two very young
children at home.
After toppling a longtime Democrat for the
office three years ago, Long announced Monday afternoon he will vacate the
office after his term ends. His election helped Republicans take over the state
legislature in 2010.
Since taking office, Long's district has also
changed. Parts of Blount and DeKalb Counties are now there after state
Long said he's accomplished everything he
campaigned on, but felt it best to go out on top. He said his family comes
"One of them just turned seven. The next one
turns five next week. As a Republican and a conservative, I think I would be
cheating them and my family by taking time away from them," said Long.