Chet Culver won't run for elected office in 2014 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Chet Culver won't run for elected office in 2014

Posted: Updated:

Former Gov. Chet Culver says he won't run for elected office this year.

The Democrat told The Des Moines Register ( ) in a statement Wednesday that people have encouraged him to run for office but he's decided not to be a candidate in 2014.

Culver served two terms as secretary of state and a single term as governor before losing his re-election bid to Terry Branstad in 2010.

Some thought Culver might seek the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District after incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Latham announced he would retire.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at