Iron Range, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After 26 years of representing the Iron Range at the Minnesota Capitol, Representative Tom Rukavina (DFL - Pike Township) has announced that he will be retiring and will not be seeking re-election this fall.
Rep. Rukavina was elected back in 1986 to his seat in the State House. Rukavina is currently the DFL- Lead for the Higher Education Policy and Finance.
According to the Duluth News Tribune, Rukavina says that the changing atmosphere at the Capitol is one of the reasons that he is not seeking re-election for the next legislative term.
Rukavina did not elaborate on what his plans for the future are.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns