A pair of groundbreaking Minnesota House members announced Friday they will not seek re-election in 2018.
Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Mpls) and Rep. Susan Allen (DFL-Mpls) announced their retirements during a joint morning news conference, becoming the third and fourth House members to announce they would not seek another term in next year’s elections.
Clark, currently the third-longest serving member in the House, was first elected in 1980. The first openly gay member to run for and win a seat in the Minnesota Legislature, she was the sponsor of landmark pieces of legislation that included the marriage equality bill signed into law in 2013.
“It’s been a joy to represent this broad, diverse community,” Clark said. “So, it’s with some joy, but also sadness, that I tell you I am retiring from the House of Representatives at the end of my term.”
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