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Cantrell to step away after one House term

Rep. Hunter Cantrell (DFL-Savage) has announced he will not seek re-election in 2020.

“After a great deal of consideration, I have decided that now is an appropriate time to complete my bachelor’s degree, which was put on hold when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2017," the freshman lawmaker said in a statement. "Though I won’t be running for re-election, I look forward to continuing to work on lowering the cost of prescription drugs, providing opportunities for every child to receive a world-class education, and making Minnesota a place where everyone can thrive.” 

Among his first-year efforts, Cantrell, 24, was a leading proponent of banning conversion therapy. He also worked on a bill to prohibit health plans from changing prescription drug coverage during a contract year and sponsors a bill to provide mobile food shelf grants.

WATCH 2019 interview with Cantrell 

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