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Melinda Castro Ciattarelli Will Not Run For Senate

HILLSBOROUGH – Melinda Castro Ciattarelli, who was testing the waters to gauge the viability of a run for US Senate, today announced she will not seek a seat in the United States Senate and released the following statement: 

“I am thankful to all who were supportive of a run for US Senate and those who reached out with encouraging words. At this point in my life my wellbeing and the wellbeing of my family are my priority. I have always focused on the wants and needs of others, especially those I care about the most. 

“My morals, principles and values have spoken for themselves throughout the years in public view. I want to make a difference in the lives of others in a respectful, caring way. Mental health, women empowerment, boundaries, abuse, bullying, self-esteem and drug abuse are some of the issues I am passionate about. I feel I can make more of a difference away from the nastiness of a political campaign, which is why I am going to focus on my new foundation, United for Impact

“Additionally, working with some of the team we assembled as I was exploring a run for Senate, in the coming days I will be launching a groundbreaking nonprofit foundation committed to safeguarding individuals from the detrimental impact of bullying, both online and offline. 

“In an era where bullying has evolved beyond traditional boundaries the foundation will emerge as a beacon of hope and defense for everyday victims. The foundation’s mission will be to empower citizens to intervene when Congress lacks the motivation or agility to enact laws that adequately shield individuals from the effects of bullying. Through a multifaceted approach, the foundation will aim to raise awareness, provide support systems and advocate for comprehensive anti-bullying measures.”