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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Danbury Rep. Lew Wallace not seeking re-election

(cross posting from Hat City Blog)
Didn't see this coming but his reasons for not seeking re-election are completely understandable.
Rep. Lewis Wallace, D-Danbury, announced Sunday he will not seek re-election this year.

The reasons, on the House floor, was to spend more time with his family. He recalled playing a game two summers ago with his then five-year-old daughter Gwendolyn, making faces for "sad daddy" and "mad daddy" — then she asked for "bad daddy."

"Why am I a bad daddy?" Wallace asked.

"Because you’re never home," his daughter responded.


Wallace was first elected on 1996. He is a financial planner working for the Common Fund in Wilton, which is an investment and financial management firm for non-profit institutions.

Before going to the legislature, he was a mayoral assistant to Danbury Mayor Gene Eriquez and later district director for U.S. Rep. James Maloney’s office in Danbury.

Wallace’s 109th district is in northeast Danbury. He didn’t rule out running for office in the future.