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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - It's been rumored for some time, but today a prominent Rochester lawmaker announced this will be his final term in the State Senate.

Republican Dave Senjem issued a statement Friday afternoon indicating he will not seek reelection this fall. He has served in the State Senate since January 2003 and has been reelected six times. The news release touts his success in 2010 in leading Senate Republicans to their first majority in the legislative chamber in 38 years in the 2010 election, after which he served as the Senate Majority Leader.

Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

“Representing Olmsted and Dodge Counties in the Minnesota Senate has been an unbelievable honor and pleasure. I will forever feel I was able to represent the greatest communities and the most incredible people on the face of the earth."

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Senator Dave Senjem

Senjem says he has no immediate plans following his retirement from the Minnesota Senate but he indicated that he hopes to continue serving his community and advancing public policy. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Senjem served on the Rochester City Council for ten years.

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