St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A change of heart for Minnesota State Senator Roger Reinert.
The Senator announced on his Facebook page Tuesday that he's decided against a bid for Secretary of State.
His full Facebook post:
"After a month of conversations, thoughts and reflections I've decided against a run for MN SecState. The role is critical in our state, and I am especially passionate about the civic engagement aspect. I believe the qualifications for the role match my personal skill set well, and I really wanted to see at least one candidate for statewide office who both lived and worked in greater Minnesota.
The work I do in both the classroom, and at the Capitol, is equally as important. And I'm not looking for a reason to leave Duluth."
He had previously expressed interest in the position.
Current Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election to the seat in 201