GOP's Kevin Sell says he won't run for open 4th congressional district in 2012

12/17/2011 11:12 AM

Republican and Campbell County businessman Kevin Sell told Pure Politics on Saturday that he has decided not to be a candidate in the 4th congressional district.

Four-term Congressman Geoff Davis announced Thursday he wouldn’t seek another term in 2012 saying that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Sell, a father to two boys ages 9 and 12, said that was the issue for him as well.

“The wisdom of Congressman Davis’ decision not to run is the reason I’m not getting in,” Sell said.

Sell, an executive with United Group Services consulting, is a former candidate for Campbell County judge-executive. He was one of more than a dozen Republicans to express interest in running for the 4th district or be mentioned as a potential candidate in the wake of Davis’ announcement Thursday.

But Sell said he did not have a prefernce yet about who should run.

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