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  • Calloway won't run in 2012

  • State Rep. Terry Calloway (R-Pittsburg) announced late Friday that he has withdrawn his name from the 2012 election.

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  • State Rep. Terry Calloway (R-Pittsburg) announced late Friday that he has withdrawn his name from the 2012 election.
    “It has been my honor and privilege to serve the 3rd Statehouse District of Kansas,” said Rep. Calloway. “Since arriving in Topeka, my priority has been to focus on growing the Kansas economy and to create more private sector jobs. With the support of hundreds of Southeast Kansans, together we were able to accomplish this.”
    Since joining the Legislature in 2011, Calloway has worked on a number of issues, including transportation, education, balancing the budget, limiting the size of government, driving fiscal responsibility and cutting taxes.
    Having completed one term, Calloway said he cannot maintain the rigors of devoting time for the legislature and still maintaining adequate coverage for his professional job as a computer systems engineer managing seven states in the mid-west territory.
    “I have worked hours on end trying to fulfill the needs of the two positions however in the end one is going to suffer," Calloway said in a press release. "And in this case the professional job was suffering most and I could not keep going at this pace.”
    The Pittsburg representative served on Taxation, Health and Human Services, Education, the Joint Committee for Information Technology and the Special Committee on KAN-ED Study Commission.
    Former Calloway campaign worker, Michelle Hucke will be filing to fill the seat. 
    “She has the experience and energy to carry forward the progress that has been made," Calloway said. "I give her my complete and total endorsement.”