Former Nevada Rep. Cresent Hardy announced he will not seek elected office in 2018.
Hardy said in a statement Tuesday that he would “continue to spend some much-needed time with my wife, children and grandchildren,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
“After having prayed over this issue, and discussed it with my family, I have made the decision that I will not be a candidate for office in 2018,” he said.
Hardy lost to Rep. Ruben Kihuen in Nevada’s 4th District last year after being elected in 2014.
Hardy had been considering a comeback in Nevada’s 3rd District as Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen announced she would run for Senate.