Legislative leaders head for exits in retirement surge

At least 30 across 19 states aren’t seeking a new term.
Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D), at the Washington state Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash., is one of numerous legislative leaders across the country heading for the exits. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

America’s state legislatures will be guided by new leaders next year as a wave of House speakers, Senate presidents, and majority and minority leaders announce their retirements across the country.

At least 30 legislative leaders across 19 states have declined to seek a new term in this year’s elections. Eight of those leaders are seeking different offices, while four are retiring because of term limits.

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