Mark Ritchie Not Seeking Third Term

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today he will not seek a third term in office.  Ritchie says he will serve out his current term, which runs until January, 2015.

“This was a difficult decision for me. But after months of thought and discussion with family, I concluded that January 2015 will be the right time for me to step aside — making way for the next generation of talented leadership in the Office of the Secretary of State,” said Ritchie.

Ritchie, of Minneapolis, was elected in 2006 and again in 2010.

A full statement from Ritchie can be found here.

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