State Rep. David Colston announces he will not seek reelection

Published 4:45 pm Monday, February 10, 2014

State Representative David B.Colston, of Hayneville, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2014 for District 69 House of Representatives.

House District 69 includes Lowndes and Wilcox counties and parts of Autauga and Montgomery counties.

Colston released the following statement:

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“To all of the fine people of House District 69:

“I’ve had the honor and privilege of being your State Representative in the last four years. I first want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and support; more importantly your prayers.

“It was never in my wildest dreams to get into politics, certainly to never be a career politician. My decision to run for this office was never self serving. I just believed that working together, we could begin to turn District 69 into a positive direction.

“I also believe that one should reach down in the trenches and pull the next man out, reach back and pull him forward. I’m a Democrat, that’s what we do!’

Colson said, “After much prayer and consideration, I decided to not seek re-election for the office of State Representative in 2014. The Bible says that ‘there is a time for everything’, this is my time to step down.”

He said, “I will continue to serve faithfully and be fully committed until my term expires. This has not by far been an easy decision. Just simply the best one for my family and me. Again, thanks for all the love and may God continue to bless each of you.”

When contacted by The Lowndes Signal, Colston said, “I would like to reiterate the fact that the decision I made was a difficulty one. After careful thinking, I thought it was the best decision for my family and me.”

He explained, “I have missed a lot over the past four years involving my children. Also, I am currently enrolled in college pursing a graduate degree and this task is very time consuming. At my place of employment, job responsibilities have become more demanding. All of these factors had a tremendous affect on my decision not to seek reelection.”

Colston said, “I’ve always had the citizens best interest at heart. I will continue to work wholeheartedly for District 69 as the State Representative until my time expires. I am not seeking reelection, but I will always be an advocate for District 69.”

Colston is married to Zandra Colston and they have two children ages 16 and 18. He is eployed by the Alabama Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper.