Long-time Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo has decided to retire at the end of his current term. Fumo faced corruption charges and several challengers in ...
Long-time Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo has decided to retire at the end of his current term. Fumo faced corruption charges and several challengers in the Democratic primary.
From Inquirer coverage of his announcement yesterday:
"I did not make the decision to retire because of health issues but I did take time while recovering in the hospital last week to reassess my life and set a few new priorities. To be frank, the stress of being under indictment has taken a very real emotional toll," said Fumo, 64.
"There are a number of reasons why I have chosen to retire but above all I simply don't think it is right for me to ask the voters who have put their faith in me all these years to consider voting for me one more time while there is a cloud hanging over my head."
Here is a piece Governing ran about Fumo nearly 20 years ago.
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