State Rep. Rob Eastlund, R-Isanti, won’t seek a sixth term. He said that the demands of being a legislator have prevented him from engaging in life outside public office.
“The relentless schedule of the legislative session, special sessions, phone calls and family interuptions and the never-ending campaigning has left little time for my family or anything else,” Eastlund said.
Eastlund, who taught high school math, has focused on education issues among his legislative priorities.
In a press release, Eastlund quoted biblical scripture and thanked his constituents.
“Minnesota is facing some very difficult times. God is not a Republican nor is He a Democrat. More than ever before, we need principled leaders that look to God for the wisdom to work past partisan differences to make the right decisions for our state and our nation so we can have the prosperous bright future filled with hope that we are promised. I look forward to working with my successor and doing whatever I can to assist in the transition.”