Democrat Sara Kyle, who had been urged to run for governor, announced Thursday that she will not challenge Republican incumbent Bill Haslam in 2014.
Sara Kyle is a former director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. She was first nominated to the position by then-State House Speaker James Naifeh 1996. She was re-appointed to six-year terms in 2002 and 2008. She resigned on March 13, 2013. Her term was set to expire in 2014.
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron said, "Sara Kyle's family comes first and we understand and appreciate that.
Tennesseans need a governor who will put our families first, clean up state government, fight for the middle class, and help our working families get health care like the governor and other politicians and prisoners do."