Lake Shore representative to retire from Minnesota Legislature

Another Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to retire at the end of the year.

Rep. John Poston (R-Lake Shore) said Monday he will retire at the end of his term. Additionally, Poston said he won’t run for a Minnesota Senate seat, which he had planned to do.

He was first elected in 2016, and serves on the Education Policy Committee, the Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee as well as the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee.

“It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to represent our community in the state legislature,” Poston said in a statement. “I am eternally grateful for the trust you placed in me to be your voice at the capitol. While I am not running for re-election in November, I am committed to serving the remainder of my term with the same conviction and principles that I have held during my three terms in office.”