Schoesler steps down as Senate minority leader
Last updated 12/3/2020 at 12:42pm
RITZVILLE — A local lawmaker is stepping down from his leadership position in the state Senate, but he is not retiring.
Sen. Mark G. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, confirmed Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, that he won’t be seeking re-election as the Senate minority leader.
“It’s real simple,” Schoesler said of his decision. “I’d like to turn my cellphone office and my email off for a bit of time.”
With 65.34% of the vote, Schoesler won re-election to the Legislative District No. 9 senate seat on Nov. 3, topping Democrat Jenn Goulet.
Goulet, who moved out of district prior to the election,...