Tags: Foley Mayor

Former US Rep. Foley Nixes Mayoral Run

Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 08:42 PM

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida congressman Mark Foley, who resigned his House seat in 2006 amid a scandal over his sending of salacious Internet messages to male congressional pages, said Tuesday he has decided not to run for West Palm Beach mayor.

Foley had been publicly weighing a decision to seek the mayor's office. But he announced on his radio show that after talking with his partner and family, he had decided it was "not the right time to re-enter public life."

A Republican, Foley was considered a political pariah after the page scandal broke before the 2006 election. His seat was won by a Democrat. Foley later checked himself into an Arizona facility for what his attorneys said was treatment of "alcoholism and other behavioral problems." Foley has been hosting a radio show and running a consignment shop.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boehner's State of Union Survival Tip: Stare at Obama's Head

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 19:07 PM

How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and  . . .

Jeb Bush Signals Focus on Middle Class

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 21:15 PM

Jeb Bush is offering policy prescriptions to boost the country's lagging middle class as he edges toward a presidential  . . .

Cornyn Under Fire for Changing Name of Subcommittee He Heads

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 22:30 PM

Sen. John Cornyn is coming under fire for stripping the words "civil rights and human rights" from the name of a subcomm . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved