District 3 State Senator Sheila McNeill announced Monday via her official Facebook account that she would not be seeking re-election to her seat this fall. McNeill, who announced her first run for the seat immediately after the previous District 3 senator, William Ligon, announced his intention to leave the senate after his term ended, had previously declared her intention to run for re-election in 2022.
‘In November, McNeill posted on Facebook that she’d left a special session of the senate to attend to her husband Arlie’s health issues, as Mr. McNeill received treatment for colon cancer. Her statement Monday signaled that she would be devoting her time to her ailing husband.
Former State Rep. Jeff Jones has signaled his intention to run for the seat. No other candidates have announced a run for the seat so far. The primary will be held on May 24th.