Rep. Bruce Hunter, D-Des Moines, announced on June 30 that he would not seek re-election in 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Iowa Legislature)
Des Moines Democrat Bruce Hunter will not seek re-election in 2022, he announced Wednesday.
“It’s been a privilege serving the public in the Iowa House, but I believe now is the time to step aside and make room for others to serve,” Hunter said in a news release.
Hunter was first elected to the House in 2003 in a special election to replace Rep. Frank Chiodo. Hunter’s district covers Des Moines’ downtown area west of the river and much of the south side.
Hunter will serve through the 2022 legislative session, according to the release. He is the ranking Democrat on the labor committee in addition to serving on the local government, state government and veterans affairs committees.
Hunter said he and his wife Betty will “continue to stay involved and advocate for Iowa workers and families” after he steps down.
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