If Dan Debicella has a GOP primary opponent, it won’t be Chris Meek.
The Stamford Republican indicated that he won’t run for Congress in the 4th District, citing family considerations and his ongoing commitment to his Stamford-based nonprofit that ships socks, baby wipes and other toiletries to troops overseas.
“I’m flattered that so many friends and neighbors have encouraged me to run for Congress in 2014, and I’m deeply committed to helping build a better future for the people of Connecticut,” Meek told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers by email. “Right now, the best way for me to do that is by focusing on raising my young family, and investing in building Soldier Socks to help our returning troops take their next steps.”
In 2012, Meek finished a distant second to fellow Republican Steve Obsitnik at the party’s nominating convention and opted to suspend his campaign rather than primary. Obsitnik went on to lose the general election in a landslide to Jim Himes, a Democrat now in his third term who is national finance chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Married with three small children, Meek works in investment management for State Street Global Advisors.