Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) announced he would not seek re-election. The former Grimes County Judge won a 2018 special election for the seat and the next two general elections.

“It is clear the current season of my public service is winding down for the near future,” Leman said in a statement. “Responsibilities and duties outside of public office will require much more of my time moving forward.”

Leman becomes the 9th legislator who has announced the intention not to seek re-election.

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