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Veteran Republican state Rep. Holberg to retire

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota campaigns, Minnesota legislature, Democrats, Republicans Updated: February 22, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Longtime Republican state Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, a conservative leader on privacy, budget and other issues, announced Saturday morning that she would not run for a ninth term.

Holberg, R-Lakeville, was first elected in 1998 and rose to lead the powerful Ways and Means committee when Republicans held the House. She made the announcement that she would not run again at her district convention in Farmington, House staffer Andy Post confirmed.

Holberg championed Republican House members on issues of fiscal restraint and, in recent years, led a sometimes bipartisan effort to protect Minnesotans' privacy. She had also chaired the House's transportation and civil law committees at various points in her career.

On social media on Saturday, both Democrats and Republicans expressed their admiration for Holberg.

She won her 2012 re-election with 59 percent of the vote in heavily Republican-dominated Lakeville.

See other House members calling it quits below. The entire Minnesota House is up for re-election in November.

 

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