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Minnesota state Sen. Chris Gerlach to retire after 14 years in legislature

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March 14, 2012

Sen. Chris Gerlach

ST. PAUL, Minnesota: Minnesota state Senator Chris Gerlach (R) announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election to his District 37 seat in 2012 in order to focus more on his family and direct mail business.

In announcing his retirement Gerlach stated, “While serving in the Legislature is truly an honor and privilege, the family and financial sacrifices are great. Now is the time to reassess my personal priorities.”[1]

Gerlach was first elected to the Minnesota State Senate in a special election held July 13, 2004. He won election to a full term in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010. Prior to that he served in the state House for six years.

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