Pennsylvania Sen. John Pippy, R-Moon, will not seek re-election.
He released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:
"I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election to the Senate of Pennsylvania in 2012. Since 1997, I have had the pleasure of serving and working alongside the constituents of the 37th Senatorial District and 44th Legislative District. Over the years, I have met many wonderful and dedicated people in the public and private sectors, and am grateful for the support and encouragement of so many. It has been truly an honor and privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I will be forever grateful for that opportunity."
State Sen. Pippy did not indicate why he is not seeking re-election. His district includes portions of Allegheny and Washington Counties, including .
It's unclear who will replace state Sen. Pippy. State Rep. John Maher, R-Upper St. Clair, is running for state auditor general.
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