| 14 January 2010Events of the past six months have taken a toll on my personal life and health. I have been lied to and lied about. Friends and family who have come to my defense received harassing calls and attacks in the press.
In December I had reached the decision that I would leave office. As I discussed this decision with close friends and advisors I was encouraged not to leave office. The overwhelming calls of support and the opportunities to continue to work on issues I care about have caused me to reconsider.
I thank the many people who have supported me. Your calls, cards and prayers mean a great deal and have helped me during this difficult time.
And, I am looking forward to working with all of you as we solve the problems facing our community.
Thanks you for your support during this difficult time.
Lynda Ring Erickson