Rep. Jon Applebaum (DFL-Minnetonka) said Friday he will not run for re-election in 2018.
First elected in 2014 to represent District 44B, Applebaum thanked his constituents, staff and colleagues for their support, but said in a statement he is excited to devote more time to his family and his career outside the Legislature.
"While I have enjoyed serving in the legislature, I am very excited to have the time to enjoy the future outside of it, including becoming a father for the first time with welcoming a daughter into our family this April, and continuing to help Minnesotans through my growing private legal practice," Applebaum said.
Applebaum, deputy minority leader of the DFL Caucus, currently serves on the taxes, commerce and rules committees.
In his statement, Applebaum said he would be concentrating on passing a piece of “bold, tax-cutting legislation” during his final session.
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