Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will not be seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will not be seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

In a statement sent out on Sunday morning, Dinolfo cited the "incredible honor" of serving as County Executive, and how she remains committed to serving the community.

Her announcement comes just days after Marc Molinaro- the likely Republican nominee to lead the state- spoke highly of Dinolfo on a public radio program.

The full statement from Dinolfo can be found below:

“I am humbled by the kind words of support I received from across the State, but after a great deal of reflection with my family, I will not be seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor this year. As someone who has lived, worked, and raised a family here, serving as Monroe County Executive is an incredible honor and I remain committed to keeping our community in good hands in 2018 and beyond. I very much enjoyed getting to know Marc better throughout this process and I look forward to working with him when he becomes Governor next year.”

Cheryl Dinolfo has served as Monroe County Executive since 2016.