MATTOON, Ill. (WTHI) - Illinois Senator Dale Righter will not be running for re-election in 2020.
He says, after much thought and prayer, it's time to close this chapter of his public service.
In a statement Righter said, "Words cannot adequately describe the immeasurable blessing that serving the citizens of east-central and southeastern Illinois has always been."
Righter has held the 55th district Senate seat since 2003. Before that, he served five years in the Illinois House.