Dear Mr. Easton,
I regret that I will be unable to run for County Commissioner as we discussed last Monday. It is flattering to be asked, but circumstances do not allow me to run for office at this time.
I am declining because of prior commitments to my family and my business. I would not have the time to campaign or to devote to the position because of the prolonged illness of my mother-in-law and the amount of travel required by my business. I shall continue to active support the Republican party both through volunteer efforts and monetary support.
Thank you for considering me. I appreciate your understanding.