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Sheldon steps down from Legislature


March 10, 2022

Washington State Senate

Sen. Tim Sheldon will be retiring at the end of his current term.

Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, the longest-serving member of the Washington Legislature and its most independent voice, will be stepping down at the end of his current term, Sheldon announced Thursday as the Washington Legislature prepared to adjourn its 2022 legislative session.

Sheldon, who celebrated his 75th birthday Wednesday, said he will not seek re-election. He will remain through the end of his term in January 2023.

"When they swore me in all those years ago, I had no idea I'd be sticking around longer than anyone else," Sheldon said. "This is a job that grows on you, and forces you...

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