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Boseman decides to put politics on back burner

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Julia Boseman will be putting politics on hold for a while. Boseman’s partner is expecting a baby boy, and she says it’s time to focus on her family.

State Senator Julia Boseman says you can’t put a price on your family, and with a new baby on the way, she doesn’t want to miss a minute.

Julia Boseman says this baby nursery is still a work in progress, all that’s she’s waiting on is a sailboat blanket, and her new baby boy.

“When I’m in the long session, I’m up there four days a week, January through August, so your summer is gone and that’s when the kids are out of school, which that has been difficult. Just being away has been difficult. Now with a little boy on the way, I don’t want to miss it,” Boseman said.

Boseman’s partner is expecting in January, a due date that can’t come soon enough for the two moms. But devoting all of her time to her son Jacob, and new baby means putting her political career on hold.

“I plan on staying and serving my term as the senator for this district, until the end of 2010. I look forward to continuing to serve, but I felt that I needed to announce, and let other people have a chance,” Boseman said.

The three term state senator has stood out in her career and in her personal life, putting her name on a number of bills, but as the only gay and lesbian member of the general assembly, the past couple years have been tumultous.

There was a drawn-out custody battle between Boseman and her former partner, and foreclosure of two homes. Boseman says it’s a good time to put it in neutral and let someone else get behind the wheel.

“Good luck, it’s a tough place in Raleigh. Be prepared to have a thick skin,” she said.

When asked her if this meant she would consider running for Wilmington mayor, she said she doesn’t plan on it, though her son and his friends think it would be a great idea.

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videoBoseman’s partner is expecting in January, a due date that can’t come soon enough for the two moms. But devoting all of her time to her son Jacob, and new baby means putting her political career on hold.

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