Alex Sink announced April 15 that she is not running for the 13 Congressional District seat in the 2014 election.
“I want to thank every voter, volunteer and donor for standing beside me these past months – we can all be proud of the strong campaign we ran, Sink said in a post on her Facebook page. “ While I will not seek election in 2014, I will continue our dialogue here so that we can continue to work together to find new ways to continue to find common ground, to promote problem solving and find commonsense solutions to our most pressing problems.”
Sink, 65, represented the Democrats against Republican David Jolly, 41, during a special election on March 11 to pick a replacement to fill the seat left vacant when longtime U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young died Oct. 18, 2013.
Jolly won with 48 percent of the vote. Sink brought in 46 percent.
“… I look forward to continuing to do good. I remain totally convinced that a Democrat can and will win this congressional seat in the fall, and I look forward to helping the Democratic nominee,” Sink said.