State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg not running for re-election
The Collin County Republican said she is "looking forward to the next chapter of my life."
State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, announced Thursday she is not running for re-election.
Laubenberg, who chairs the House Elections Committee, did not provide a specific reason for her decision in a statement. "I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life," Laubenberg said.
Laubenberg has served eight terms representing House District 89 in Collin County.
The seat is likely to stay under GOP control. One name that was already being mentioned Thursday evening as a potential candidate to replace Laubenberg was Candy Noble, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee from Lucas.
Laubenberg is the second House member to announce this week they are not running again in 2018. State Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock, said Tuesday he would not seek another term.
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