Jonah Pesner has decided not to run in the US Senate special election; he is sending the following statement to supporters:
Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues, The past
few weeks have been among the most exhilarating of my life. As many of
you know, I was encouraged to explore the opportunity to represent the
people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States Senate.
Rabbi Jonah Pesner of Newton is seriously exploring a potential campaign for US Senate, as a Democrat in the special election to succeed John Kerry. Kerry is expected to be confirmed as Secretary of State within a few weeks.
Pesner, a married father of four, tells me that he began having "exploratory conversations" about three weeks ago, and is moving forward with the process.