Sen. Jon Erpenbach Not Running for Governor

Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009 --- 6:14 a.m.

Senator Jon Erpenbach will not run for Governor in 2010.

Erpenbach told NBC15 News that running for Governor would mean he would have to raise a tremendous amount of money.

And even though he feels he would be able to raise enough to remain competitive, his decision comes down to more personal issues.

He has two teenage children, one of whom is entering high school this year.

"The challenge is intriguing and kind of exciting. I have no doubt that had I won, I would have done a good job, but again it gets back to the fact, knowing everything that goes into this, is it something you're ready to do?"

Erpenbach says he likes working in the state senate and is looking forward to running for re-election.