State Sen. Karen Peterson says she won’t run for re-election James Fisher, The News Journal
Sen. Karen Peterson, D-Stanton, told surprised colleagues Tuesday she would not run for a fifth term in the state Senate.
Peterson, the state’s first openly gay state lawmaker, was a leading champion of the same-sex marriage law that passed in 2013. She announced her decision not to run again after noting her wife, Vikki Bandy, was in the Senate chamber.
“I wanted her to be with me as I announce my retirement. I will not be running for re-election this year,” Peterson said as several colleagues gasped in surprise. “You just know in your heart when it’s time. And it’s true. For me, it’s time.”
I have a hunch who may run for Senator Karen Peterson’s senate seat and who will run for seat the political seat that person vacates.
Anybody have any guesses ???