02/11/14 Saying that the bottom line on his decision is his belief in term limits, Marshall County Commissioner Jack Roose told WTCA News that he will not seek re-election to his current seat as Commissioner from Marshall County District One.
“After much prayerful consideration I have decided to withdraw from the race for the office of District One Commissioner,” said Roose in a statement released to the media. “It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Marshall County Board of Commissioners for the past seven years. We have seen many changes and advancements over that time and I am thankful to have been part of that.”
Roose said that shortly after filing for the primary on Jan. 8 he began struggling with his initial decision to seek another term. While he says he is happy with his service while in office, after “prayerful consideration” he decided to withdraw saying the decision “…was not an easy one, nor is it taken lightly.”
“I have striven to engage the public on issues that affect them and listen and ultimately act with regard to their wishes,” he said. “I view it as the most rewarding job I have ever been given. Still my convictions on term limitations kept gnawing at me. I am not a career politician. I came to serve the people and I have done that.”
Roose’s withdrawal leaves Republicans Heath Thornton, Kurt Garner, Stan Klotz and Steve Engel still in the running for the parties nomination for the post.
Roose went on to thank the voters saying, “Thank you Marshall County for your show of confidence and trust. I will remember this always. God Bless one and all.”