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By ROGER HARNACK
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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,...



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