Rep. Clark Johnson (DFL-North Mankato) announced Monday he would not seek re-election in 2018.
In a statement on his Facebook page, the three-term House member thanked his supporters and those who have helped in the Legislature.
“I will continue to work hard to represent the people of District 19A over this new year and in the 2018 session, but it is time for me to move on and give someone else the opportunity to represent us in the Minnesota House,” Johnson said. “Thanks very much to everyone who has helped me serve in the Legislature. It's an honor and a joy representing District 19A and I'm truly thankful for being given the opportunity to do so.”
Johnson came to the Legislature in 2013 after winning a special election to fill the seat left vacant when former Rep. Terry Morrow resigned.
He currently serves on House committees in several areas including agriculture, environment and transportation.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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