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A fourth of Dem caucus retiring
First Published Mar 13 2014 09:44 am • Last Updated Mar 14 2014 09:33 pm

Retirements are taking a toll on the minority Democratic caucus in the Legislature, with more than a fourth of the 19 members in the caucus leaving at the end of their current terms.

Reps. Lynn Hemingway, Tim Cosgrove and Janice Fisher were the latest to announce their departures on the legislative session’s final day.

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House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig and Sen. Pat Jones had previously announced they would not run again.

On the Republican side, House Speaker Becky Lockhart and Reps. Ronda Menlove, John Mathis and Jim Nielson and Sen. Stuart Reid have said they do not plan to seek re-election.

"I worked hard to represent the people and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to serve them. I’m so appreciative, so thankful just to be given that opportunity," said Cosgrove, who focused on child-safety issues and veterans issues during his time representing Murray.

Hemingway, a Millcreek Democrat who served in the Legislature for eight years, said that after retiring a dozen years ago it’s time for him to enjoy his retirement.

"I’m done," Hemingway said Thursday.

Hemingway served on the committee that recently finished an investigation into former Attorney General John Swallow and said that was a highlight of his career.

"That will stand out forever. That was a piece of work," he said.

Fisher was appointed to fill a vacancy in her West Valley District in April 2005 after serving as a city councilwoman for a number of years.

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