Assemblyman Jon Bramnick announced on Friday that he will not run for senate in 2014.
After thorough consider, he instead plans to focus his attention to his role as Assembly Republican Leader.
"I appreciate the support and enthusiasm offered to me by countless party leaders, elected officials, and devoted volunteers across New Jersey," he said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing to work with Governor Christie and the dedicated members of the Assembly Republican caucus to advocate for the hardworking taxpayers of our state."
Bramnick has been on the General Assembly since 2003 and has served as the Republican leader since 2012. He is an attorney who resides in Westfield with his wife, Patricia Brentano.