Byron Donalds not running for Congress

CREATED Feb 11, 2014

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NAPLES – Former Congressional candidate Byron Donalds, whose name has been floated to replace disgraced Congressman Trey Radel made his intentions clear Tuesday.

The Tea-Party Republican who gained more votes than Radel in Collier County during the 2012 primary election says he is not running.  

"I am excited about my new responsibility as a member of the board of trustees for Edison State College,” Donalds said in a statement.

Donalds also cited his continued as vice president of Mason Classical Academy for his decision.

When asked if he was supporting any current candidates for the District 19 Congressional seat, Byron Donalds said so far, none have the  values and principles that should represent SWFL in Washington.

"I'm looking for a conservative, somebody who is not afraid to take on the machine that is Washington D.C. We need that here in SWFL. I'm going to be looking for that and so will my fellow conservatives." Donalds said.