Democratic Senate Leader Retiring

Steve Henson will not seek reelection to the legislature next year.

As Jim Galloway noted, his retirement means the Senate Democrats could be without a white male in 2020.

So why the retirement? Henson says he’s old, needs to focus on “real” work and wants all his focus to be on expanding the caucus not his own reelection. In other words: even though I said my 100-vote primary victory isn’t the reason I’m retiring it is the reason I’m retiring.

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