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Duffy will not seek re-election

Updated: Thursday, May 8 2014, 05:22 AM EDT

New York -- Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy will not be seeking re-election.

Duffy confirmed his decision to 13WHAM News Wednesday night. He said he will serve out the remainder of his term, which runs through the remainder of 2014.

"It's a life decision," Duffy told 13WHAM's Norma Holland. "It's not a political decision; it's not a job decision."

Duffy was inaugurated as the 76th lieutenant governor back in January 2011. He said he wants to spend more time at home with his family.

"When I joined the governor four years ago, he knew I had no inclination to run for statewide office myself or seek a political career. I joined him because he asked me to join him," Duffy said. "Life is precious, and do I want to spend it in one place with my family, or do I do something where I'm traveling, or do I want to look back and maybe not be happy with being away so much?"

Prior to his current role, Duffy served as mayor of Rochester from 2006 to 2010 and was the city's police chief from 1998 to 2005.


Duffy will not seek re-election

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