Area senator in for another run for state senate

Minnesota District 39 Senator Karin Housley announced on Tuesday, July 2, that she would not run again for U.S. Senate. 

“After months of consideration, I have decided to seek another term representing Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley in the Minnesota Senate. I will not run for election to the United States Senate,” Housley said in a press release. “I love our communities and I love Minnesota – and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past seven years. I’m excited to continue that work.”

Housley lost in a special election against sitting democratic Sen. Tina Smith last November. Smith was appointed to the seat following the resignation of former democratic  Sen. Al Franken. Housley has continued to serve her term, slated through 2020, as a senator for the state of Minnesota.

“As I enter into a new season of life with my family, I know this is the right decision. I am looking forward to joining my husband, Phil, on his new adventure, making memories with my four kids and two grandsons, and continuing to serve the communities I love,” she said.

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