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Jerry Cornfield | jcornfield@heraldnet.com
Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:40 p.m.

GOP Sen. Zarelli to quit Thursday

Republican state Sen. Joseph Zarelli of Ridgefield, who announced two weeks ago he would not seek re-election, has decided to leave office Thursday and not serve out the final six months of his term.

Zarelli, the Senate GOP's lead budget writer for several years, issued this two-paragraph statement today:

“Now that I've made the decision not to seek re-election, it's time for me to start focusing on where I'm going next and to begin that journey. Moving forward now is the right decision for me and my family. It's also the right decision for the people of the 18th District, who will be able to transition right away to a new state senator who can take a full and active role over this interim.

“It's been a pleasure and an honor to serve the people of the 18th District and our state. I will always look fondly on my time in the Legislature and the friendships I formed here. Although my legislative service will end on Thursday, those friendships and the work many of us did together will remain.”
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