Gandhi, according to cjonline.com, said he weighed the idea of stepping down from the Kansas House throughout the 2014 session. "I am not going to run," he was quoted as saying. "Governing is totally different than campaigning."
He said he experienced personal frustration with a legislative process requiring members to make snap decisions on substantive policy issues. At times, he said, he didn't feel like there was opportunity for lawmakers to adequately research bills before votes took place on the House floor or in committee.
Gandhi said he intended to endorse Jones, who is a retired employee of the US State Department. "We became good friends after our election," Gandhi was quoted as saying. "I'll definitely endorse him." Jones, 72, said Gandhi had informed him of the decision not to seek re-election. He said he would welcome another opportunity to be part of the state's political process. (IANS)