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Colorado lawmaker arrested on DUI charge will not seek reelection

Gray was set to run for reelection for his fourth and final term in the House. A vacancy committee in Broomfield will now pick the new Democratic candidate.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Less than a week after being arrested, Colorado State Rep. Matt Gray (D) said he will not seek reelection to the state House.

“Colorado Democrats are thankful for Representative Gray’s service to his constituents in House District 33 and the people of Colorado. We wish him and his family all the best," Colorado Democrats said in a statement Tuesday.

Police in Broomfield arrested Gray for suspected drunk driving. Staff at his children's after-school program would not let the kids go with Gray, who told police he was having a panic attack.

RELATED: Police reports: After-school staff wouldn't send kids home with lawmaker before DUI arrest

Gray was set to run for reelection for his fourth and final term in the House. A vacancy committee in Broomfield will now pick the new Democratic candidate on Sunday.

It's too late, however, to reprint ballots with the new name. A vote for Gray will be a vote for the new candidate.

Because Gray is the only Democrat running in the primary, that new candidate will only need one vote to continue to the November election.

RELATED: State representative arrested for suspicion of DUI near Broomfield school

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