City Representative Rachel Quintana Not Seeking Re-Election

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POSTED: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 3:20pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 6:35pm

Quintana Says Her Decision Has Nothing to do With Her Forgery Case

EL PASO - City Representative Rachel Quintana announced today that she will not seek re-election in May.

She released the following statement:

“It has been an honor to serve my community. I would like to convey my appreciation and gratitude for the opportunity. I have given this decision paramount consideration and it is in the best interest of my family and community for me not to seek a second term.  Whether in office or not, I will continue to work for positive change.”

Quintana said her decision has nothing to do with the forgery case against her.

You remember Quintana is accused of forging a letter confirrming her employment at Federal Express in order to get a discounted airline ticket.

Quintana would not talk to us about her forgery case.

This week, a jury trial on the forgery case was set for May 9.

The election will be held May 14.

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