LINDA, Calif. - Northstate Assemblyman Dan Logue announced Monday he is withdrawing from the race for the 4th District State Senate. Logue said health concerns forced him to reevaluate his plans.
Logue said he will continue to seek re-election for 3rd Assembly District.
In a news release, the Republican from Linda said he visited his doctor late last week and learned that antibiotics had damaged his kidneys.
Below is the part of Logue's written statement.
"The doctor informed that unless I stopped taking the antibiotics and rested for six weeks, I could do severe damage to my kidneys. He also indicated that if I did rest and follow his course of treatment, my health would completely return."
"As you may be aware, the Fourth District Senate represents all or part of 12 counties running from Placer to Del Norte. It is a vast district with many rural communities. The demands of traveling and campaigning in such a vast region are rigorous and the requirements of running a competitive race conflict with my doctor's orders."
"For this reason, it is impossible for me to continue in any responsible way as a candidate for the Fourth Senate District. I want to make it clear that I have my doctor's full support and I will remain a candidate for State Assembly District 3, the seat in which I currently serve and will focus on serving that district as effectively as possible."
"It is with a heavy heart that I step out of the Senate race, however, I want to extend my sincerest thanks to those who have supported me for that office. "
"It remains my privilege to represent the North State in the Assembly. I look forward to continuing to serve and protect our regions concerns representing California's Third Assembly District. Restoring California's economy will continue to be my number one priority."
Logue was one of five candidates seeking to replace Doug LaMalfa, who vacated the 4th District State Senate seat to run for the 1st Congressional Distirct seat. That position is being vacated due to the retirement of Wally Herger.