KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, announced Friday morning he will not seek another term in the Kansas Senate.
In a letter posted on Twitter, Denning said he has decided to shift his focus back to his work in the health care industry and to his family.
It is with great thought and reflection that I announce I will not seek another term in the Kansas Legislature. "No legislator will accomplish everything they set out to do, but we do our best to ensure our district is represented and that we serve our people responsibly." #ksleg pic.twitter.com/l30tQdfnnw— Jim Denning (@JimDenning4KS) May 8, 2020
Denning has served in the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Senate for a total of 10 years.
As part of his announcement, Denning passed along advice to his fellow legislators.
“As a legislator, you are elected to represent your district,” he wrote in the letter. “Unfortunately, I have seen too much hyper-partisan gamesmanship and we should not allow such partisanship to continue in this pattern. There is a dire need for legislators to focus not on singular goals but rather on the big picture of each policy we are presented.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.