Representative Ed Redd, R-District 4, will soon be starting the second year of his two-year term and he has said there’s no question about his intentions. The Republican plans to run for a second term and the filing period is in March.
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_10_328_17839_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk show</a>, Redd, a physician by occupation, said serving in the legislature has been a very humbling experience.
“It is a sometimes overwhelming but also extremely satisfying experience to try and listen to people and understand what their concerns are and try to sometimes change how you view certain issues,” Redd said. “Sometimes you enter the legislative session with a certain view point and after you’ve listened to a lot of people talk about it and you’ve heard both sides of the story, or four or five sides of a story, you start to realize that this is not nearly as simple as I thought it was.”
Among Redd’s legislative assignments is the important air quality committee. So far none of the current office-holders have said they will not be running this year.