Ronnie Mabra announced today that he will not seek reelection. His reasons are below. He will be missed in the legislature for good humor, thoughtful advocacy, and sartorial splendor.
After much discussion and praying with my family, I announce that I will not seek re-election as State Representative for House District 63. As many of you know my son, Ronald E. Mabra III (Remiii) was born in September. Dawn and I appreciate all of the phone calls, emails, and other congratulatory messages as we welcomed our first child into this world. Remiii’s birth has changed our lives in so many wonderful ways and as a family we are doing some restructuring. Dawn has decided to return to school. She has always dreamed of becoming a physician and I am very proud that she has enrolled in a Masters Program at Morehouse School of Medicine. I am very fortunate to have a loving wife that has supported me while I was building a law practice, while I ran for public office, and as I have served the people of District 63. It is now time I be by her side as she pursues her dreams. This means taking an extremely active role in raising our son while she continues her education.
I often say in my newsletter that I am so grateful to represent the “best constituents on Earth”. I truly mean that. I have loved this community since I was a very small boy and that love grows each day. I want to first thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the opportunities He has bestowed upon me. Next, I want to thank the citizens of House District 63 for allowing me to serve. I want to thank my loving wife for her unwavering support and understanding over the last four years. I want to thank all my staff, interns and aides, family, friends, and supporters. You have all helped to make these some of the most memorable years of my life.
I will complete my current term and will work as hard as ever. I am looking forward to the 2016 Legislative Session and the many spirited town hall meetings that I host throughout the year. Additionally, my staff and I have already began preparation for the 2016 1,003 Mabra Turkey Giveaway. I am committed to this annual event and the 2016 giveaway promises to be the best one to date.
As always, please do not hesitate to call, email, or visit me if you need anything. Continue to stop me in the grocery store and in the barber shop to chat. In other words, the work continues. Thank you for being the best constituents on Earth. Thank you for allowing me to serve.