George won't seek re-election to Oregon Senate

SALEM — Sen. Larry George says he'll leave the Oregon Legislature after the 2014 election.

The two-term Republican from Sherwood announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election next year.

George has been one of the most visible Republicans in the Senate. This year he was a driving force behind a successful Senate GOP push to cut taxes for certain types of corporations.

George says in a statement that he's been married and had two children since first elected, “and this is the time in our life for family.”

George and his brother own a hazelnut processing company.

Republican Rep. Kim Thatcher of Keizer announced that she would seek George's Senate seat, and conservative talk-show host Bill Post said he plans to run for Thatcher's seat in the House.


Mary Starrett

Sorry to see Sen. Larry George leave the Legislature.

Rep. Kim Thatcher has been an unwavering and principled legislator; I hope she wins Sen. George's seat.

Bill Post has been a voice of reason...so let's support Thatcher and Post and thank Sen. George for his service.
Mary Starrett

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