Sen.: rumor not true, running again Patrick Parkinson Of the Record staff |

Sen.: rumor not true, running again Patrick Parkinson Of the Record staff

Dispelling rumors she has heard from some of her Summit County constituents that she will not seek a second term in the state Senate, Republican Sen. Beverly Evans said, "I definitely am planning on running again."

Last year, Evans says she began to hear rumblings that she would retire when her term expires in 2006. Several months ago, a Summit County Democratic Party official told a Park City radio reporter that Evans wouldn’t run again. "It’s political and I’ve been involved in this long enough to know that people do interesting things," Evans said. She has represented Park City and the Snyderville Basin in the Senate since 1999 and in 2005 Evans was elected into Senate leadership as the assistant majority whip. She served in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1998.

"I had a couple through e-mails, they said they had understood I wasn’t running," Evans said. "It was just kind of running through the community so I wanted to be sure they knew I was planning on running." "We need to be certain we have someone that understands and is willing to stand up for the issues that we have out there," the senator added.

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