DeKruif bows out of race in new Minnesota Senate district 05 Mar 12

New political boundaries released last month by the Minnesota Supreme Court have begun taking their toll on area legislators up for reelection this fall.

Senator Al DeKruif, who represents District 25, announced on Sunday his decision not to seek election this fall in a new district. The court-issued redistricting plan put DeKruif together with fellow incumbent Senator Julie Rosen (R-Fairmont) in a new District 23. Last week, DeKruif announced his decision not to run for election against Rosen, but had considered relocating in order to seek the Senate seat in District 20, which includes a large portion of his former district and is now without an incumbent.

In a press release issued Monday morning, DeKruif said his most important considerations are his family, businesses, and working to maintain a Republican majority in the Minnesota Senate. DeKruif said he is confident in Rosen’s ability to lead and believes the new District 20 will yield an “A+” GOP candidate.

DeKruif said he looks forward to serving his current Senate District 25 until the 2013 Legislative Session begins.