The Dagger has learned that Art Helton is dropping out of the 2101 MD Senate District 34 Race. In an email sent out to supporters, Helton describes the reasoning behind his decision:
My recent accidental fall at my Church has resulted in more injury than was first diagnosed. I have serious trauma to my neck, including nerve damage. During my stay in the hospital, I found out I had issues relating to my heart. Currently I am under treatment for both medical problems. As a result of these medical issues I have decided to abandon my run for the Maryland Senate. In doing so, I want to thank all of you who have given me support and encouragement. Your support and efforts on my behalf will never be forgotten . I am still committed to public service and will find other ways to continue my involvement.
This leaves no announced challenger for incumbent Nancy Jacobs. For updates and speculation on all the local 2010 races, please be sure to check out our Harford Election 2010 page.