Colleen Davis ends campaign for Congress

February 29, 2024

State Treasurer Colleen Davis has ended her bid for the U.S. Congress seat to be vacated by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, who is vying for the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Carper. 

“In recent weeks and months, my family and I have gone through a great deal of difficulty, including my father's ongoing illness, learning that I carry a genetic mutation that poses a risk for cancer, and my decision to have my ovaries removed and a double mastectomy. While I’m recovering well, this has all helped clarify my priorities at this time in my life - that family, and our health, always comes first. I will therefore be ending my campaign for Congress in Delaware,” Davis said in a Feb. 28 statement.

“We are also doing absolutely critical work in the treasurer's office, and I will now be able to throw all of my time and energy into the vital operations and programs within my office, including the rollout of the Delaware EARNS program in the coming months, which will eventually help more than 100,000 Delawareans save for a more secure future. I am so grateful for the abundance of support that I have received from all across Delaware, and look forward to continuing to serve our incredible state for years to come. The end of one journey is the beginning of the next.”

Davis first opened up about her health issues in late January to explain why she had taken time away from work. 


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