PA Senator Mike Waugh will not seek re-election

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 9, 2013 4:34 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A veteran state senator from York County says he won't seek re-election next year.

Republican Mike Waugh says he'll leave the Senate when his fourth term ends in 2014.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the fine people of York County in the Senate for four terms, and in the House before that,” Waugh says. “Words cannot express how much I appreciate the trust that my constituents have put in me. I’ve always done my best to represent their interests at home and in the Capitol.”

The senator says he was recently diagnosed with a medical condition that will require a course of treatment and that he is optimistic about his prognosis.

"Making the decision not to run again is difficult, but I’ve been considering it for many months and my family and I know that this is the right time for me to move on to other interests," he says. I’ve been blessed to meet thousands of wonderful people through the years, many of whom have become good friends. I’ll always have fond memories of my years in the General Assembly.”

Waugh has been in the Legislature since 1992, when he was elected to the first of three House terms. He has served in the Senate since 1998.

He chairs the Senate majority caucus and serves on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. 

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