State Treasurer candidate Dan Bohrod issued a statement yesterday in response to a recent announcement by Republican Jason Punzel that he was withdrawing from the race for the office of State Treasurer. In his statement, Bohrod noted he was not terribly surprised by the announcement:
“I don’t personally know Jason,“ said Bohrod, “but I think he might be someone interested in improving government rather than destroying it, and while I disagree with some of his approaches to policy, I welcome those kinds of debates. However, these days the fact is that a Republican who so much as intimates that government can improve the public welfare is persona non grata within his own party.”
“Plus,” added Bohrod, “Jason said he wasn’t prepared to sacrifice time away from his kids for the campaign, which is understandable. I wish more Republicans would so forthrightly acknowledge the kinds of sacrifices public servants and taxpayers must make every single day.”
With Punzel’s withdrawal from the race, the remaining candidates include Democrats Dan Bohrod and incumbent Dawn Marie Sass, while the only remaining Republican candidate is Kurt Schuller of Eden.