GOP Rep. Paul Kohls has announced he isn't running for reelection. Kohls, of Victoria has announced he won't seek a 5th term in the Minnesota House.
"It has been an absolute privilege to serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives and an honor to represent the people of central and western Carver county and northern Scott county," said Kohls in a news release. "But we know that at some point all good things must come to an end."
The news release said he's accepted a new position in the private sector that will not accommodate service in the House.
I'm checking on the new position. The private sector job Rep. Kohls will be taking is with the legal department at AgStar Financial.
Kohls is the 17th state lawmaker to announce he isn't running for reelection.
Here's the full list:
DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (running for governor)
DFL Rep. Karla Bigham
DFL Rep. Jeremy Kalin
DFL Rep. Cy Thao
GOP Rep. Rob Eastlund
GOP Rep. Randy Demmer (running for Congress)
GOP Rep. Marty Seifert (running for governor)
GOP Rep. Dan Severson (running for Secretary of State)
GOP Rep. Doug Magnus (running for state senate)
GOP Rep. Paul Kohls
GOP Rep. Tom Emmer (running for governor)
DFL Sen. Steve Murphy
DFL Sen. Jim Vickerman
DFL Sen. Tarryl Clark (running for Congress)
GOP Sen. Steve Dille
GOP Sen. Pat Pariseau
GOP Sen. Dennis Frederickson