Spring Valley legislator says he won’t return
Legislator David Fried, D-Spring Valley, announced today that he would not seek re-election this fall.
Fried, said he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any firm plans for the future, but that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interested in continuing his public service in non-elected ways.
Among his considerations are a non-profit organization to financially support emergency first-responders and heavy involvement with a 2008 presidential campaign Ã¢â‚¬â€ though he wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say whose.
At 28, Fried is the county’s youngest Legislator. He was first elected in 2003 on the Independence Party line, defeated Democratic candidate Demeza Delhomme.
Before his time on the Legislature, Fried worked there as a part-time employee. He has also worked with members of Congress and as an unpaid aid to former President Clinton.
Jacques Michel, a registered Democrat, has already secured the Republican nomination in Fried’s District 13. He said today that he’ll be looking for the Democratic nomination at tomorrow’s nominating convention.