DeSoto Democrat Helen Giddings Opts Against Re-election to Texas House, Will Retire After 26 Years

After more than two decades of serving her southern Dallas district, Helen Giddings is retiring from the Texas House.The Democrat made her final decision Tuesday."After much prayer, combined with careful and thoughtful deliberation with my family, I have decided not to seek re-election. This is obviously a difficult decision and one that tugs at my heart," Giddings said in a statement. "I deeply appreciate the respect shown to me by elected officials, community leaders, and friends in asking me to reconsider my decision. Although extremely difficult, respectfully, my decision remains the same."Giddings term ends in January of 2019. It will complete 26 years as representative of House District 109."I will serve everyday as if it was my first," she told The Dallas Morning News. Giddings' departure will create a scramble for the now   Continue reading...

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