Minnesota state Rep. Jeremy Kalin, DFL-North Branch, announced today that he will not seek a third term in the House this fall.
“Serving in the Minnesota House of Representatives is an incredible honor,” Kalin said in a statement this afternoon. “I’ve been lucky enough to earn the trust of my neighbors all across Chisago County for two terms.
“I’m confident that I would have won their trust for another term, but my name won’t be on the ballot in November.”
Kalin noted that he and his wife, Hope, a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, were married during his first term in office.
“We’ve decided to take a break from campaigns and elected office and enjoy our lives together, while we can still call ourselves ‘newlyweds,'” Kalin said.
Four Republicans already have registered with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to run for Kalin’s seat: Jeremy Lindman of Lindstrom, Russell Goudge and Sheldon Anderson of Wyoming and Robert Barrett of Shafer. No DFLers have yet filed to run in the district.