Maryland Delegate Sam Arora will not seek re-election, the Montgomery County lawmaker announced to supporters in a blog post.
Aura, a Democrat who represents District 19, wrote:
I have heard from so many supporters in recent months, and I am grateful for their overwhelming encouragement urging me to continue serving District 19. As I listened, I also weighed the caliber of effort I expect of myself when representing our community in the General Assembly, the demands of helping to lead a rapidly expanding family business in a challenging economy, and how to care for my family well during this season of life.
When my term of office concludes in January 2015, I plan to return full time to my work in the private sector. Fighting for you in the House of Delegates is an extraordinarily rewarding experience, and I am honored anew each day by the opportunity to serve you. After my term, I look forward to continuing to advocate for working families, job growth, and better government as a private citizen.
>>>See: Sam Arora’s blog post, “My
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Aurora is the vice president of business development for Arora Group.
In his post, he noted as highlights the approval of his bill to streamline the mortgage refinance process, a provision that would subject stock trusts to Maryland income taxes and a measure that would prohibit the filing of false liens.
Arora is also known for co-sponsoring a same-sex bill in 2011 then later opposing it, The Washington Post notes.
Arora told The Washington Post that electability wasn’t a factor in his decision not to run for another term. He told the newspaper that his decision was based on whether he could balance being a good lawmaker with being a good husband and father.