On Jan. 30, Rose endorsed Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.
Her decision to offer support during the primary election was based on similarity of their platforms, Rose says.
“I’m glad there’s a candidate who shares my views.”
In 2012, Rose’s campaign included platform issues of business development, labor, health care and environment. She says Colbert-Busch shares the same stances on those topics.
She will join the Colbert-Busch team as an adviser, a job Rose says she’s ready to begin in full gear.
“Time is an issue for every campaign,” she says, “especially in this special election cycle.”
While Rose had nine months to campaign in 2012, this year’s March 19 primary date gives candidates only seven weeks to compete in this special election’s first round. The final election date follows only seven weeks later on May 7.
Although she considered entering this year’s race, Rose formally withdrew on January 28, the last day of candidate filing.
Other candidates on the Democratic Party’s slate are Martin Skelly and Ben Frasier.