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Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen won't seek a sixth term

“After a great deal of consideration, I have decided not to run for re-election in 2022. In my remaining year in the legislature, I look forward to continuing to advocate for the folks of Senate District 8," Ingebrigtsen said.

Bill Ingebrigtsen
State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen

State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, announced Monday, Jan. 17 that he will not seek re-election in 2022.

Ingebrigtsen, who is currently in his fifth term, was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2006 and has served as the chair of the Senate’s Environment and Natural Resource Finance Committee since 2016. He also served 34 years in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, as deputy sheriff from 1972 to 1991 and as sheriff from 1991 until 2007.

Ingebrigtsen issued the following statement: “After a great deal of consideration, I have decided not to run for re-election in 2022. In my remaining year in the legislature, I look forward to continuing to advocate for the folks of Senate District 8.

“It has been a great honor to serve in the Minnesota Senate," Ingebrigtsen added, "and I have been thankful for the opportunity to represent the outstanding people of west-central Minnesota. Over my tenure, I have been grateful to work with many wonderful legislators and Minnesotans on the issues most important to our state.”

Ingebrigtsen also thanked his family for their support.

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“As I look forward to retirement, I must stop and thank my family for their years of support. Without them, I could not have done this. I also want to thank all the dedicated staff who served my office during my legislative career. As I begin my next phase, I will continue to advocate for the people of Alexandria, Greater Minnesota, as well as our law enforcement officers and outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen. I want to thank the people of west central Minnesota again for putting their trust in me for all these years.”

Ingebrigtsen encourages constituents to stay in touch with him this session and for the remainder of his term, which will officially end in January 2023.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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