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Assembly candidate Palmer suspends campaign

Jim Palmer (right), a former candidate for Assembly District 29, has suspended his campaign and has endorsed Rob Stafsholt. (Submitted photo)

Palmer throws support behind Rob Stafsholt

Candidate for State Assembly Jim Palmer has announced that he is suspending his campaign for State Assembly District 29 and putting his support behind Rob Stafsholt’s campaign.

Palmer, a conservative Republican who is married with five children said he was pulling out of the race in order to spend more time with his family due to recent health concerns that recently arose with his two youngest kids.

Palmer said that after some thought and discussion with his wife, putting family first is more important at this point in their lives than continuing a bid for elected office.

“Anyone that knows me knows that my family is crucially important to me," Palmer said.

“That’s why, after much deliberation, I have decided to put the needs of my wife and five children before my desire to serve the people of the 29th Assembly District.”

“I’m grateful for the support I have received in this race and I am honored to have met so many wonderful people throughout our district. I will continue to fight for Christian values, smaller government, the Second Amendment, taxpayers and of course, our veterans, by joining Rob Stafsholt’s campaign team.”

Palmer announced his support and endorsement of candidate Stafsholt, who he said shares his views on the fact that veterans need to be respected and treated properly, our gun rights, traditional values and keeping government small and free from waste, fraud and abuse. 

“While I will no longer be a candidate in this election, I am proud to throw my support behind another true conservative, a Constitutionalist like myself, a man of integrity who will fight for the issues I believe in,” Palmer said. “In my discussions with Rob I have found he shares my concern not only for Veterans issues, but many of the other issues I ran on, and I know he will carry that fight to Madison with honor and dignity for all of us.”