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Republican Rep. Dave Hancock won't seek re-election

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Rep. Dave Hancock won't be seeking another term in office.

The Bemidji Republican says he wants to spend more time with his family and friends, the Star Tribune reports.

Hancock has served two, non-consecutive terms in the state House of Representatives. He was elected in 2010 and served one term before being defeated by Roger Erickson, a Democrat, in 2012, the Bemidji Pioneer explains. He was re-elected again in 2014.

Erickson had already announced he was planning to run again for the District 2A seat. But over the weekend, Jerry Loud of Puposky – a newcomer to state politics – won the DFL endorsement for the seat, the Bemidji Pioneer reports.

It's not clear who may run on the Republican ticket.

Hancock is the 18th lawmaker to announce he's not seeking re-election, according to a list put together by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.

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