If the Republicans keep control of the Minnesota House this November they will have a new majority leader for the 2019 session.
House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) announced Wednesday she will not seek re-election.
“It has been a great privilege to represent the hard-working families of the northwest suburbs of Dayton, Maple Grove and Rogers, and to be elected by my peers to serve as Majority Leader the past four years,” Peppin said in a statement. “I believe I have made a difference in the lives of the people I have been honored to represent, and it is time for me to step back from public service and return to employment in the private sector. For me, serving in the legislature was not meant to be a full-time career, but rather a temporary public service and I know there are many smart leaders with new ideas, goals and skills that will step forward to serve.”
First elected in 2004, Peppin is the new director of government affairs and general counsel for the Minnesota Rural Electric Association.
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