Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll announced today that she would not run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012, choosing to concentrate on her job as Mayor of Salem. She released a statement:
“Plain and simple, I do think the seat is winnable, but there is a time and place for everything and I have simply come to the conclusion that for me, at this time, I enjoy my job as Mayor of Salem and I believe my work here will require my full attention,”
Mayor Driscoll is an up and coming star in the Democratic Party and would have been a great candidate. If Congressman Tierney’s seat opens she would have to be considered a favorite if she chooses to run. For now the people of Salem are fortunate to have her continued service as Mayor.