- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A conservative member of New York’s state Senate says he will honor a term limit pledge and not seek another term.

Republican Sen. Greg Ball of Patterson announced Friday that he won’t run for another elected office and will return to the private sector when his term is up at the end of the year.

The 36-year-old Ball served in the state Assembly before winning his Senate seat in 2010. An Air Force veteran, Ball cited his legislative work to aid domestic violence and human trafficking victims and to help disabled veterans win government contracts.

Ball is the third Senate Republican to announce they won’t seek re-election.

Sen. Lee Zeldin is running for Congress and Charles Fuschillo left the Senate to become executive director of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.