State Sen. Ann Johnson Stewart Won’t Seek Re-election
Ann Johnson Stewart, a state senator who represents western Plymouth and the northern part of Minnetonka, has announced she won’t run for office in November.
Johnson Stewart, who currently serves Senate District 44, would have to run in the newly-drawn Senate District 45. All 201 Minnesota House and Senate seats are up for election this fall due to redistricting.
In a statement provided to CCX News, Johnson Stewart says she ran for state Senate because she believes the state must address its urgent infrastructure needs. She plans to focus on that work the rest of this legislative session.
“Right now, we cannot afford to miss one opportunity being offered by the Federal Infrastructure and Jobs Act, whether it is for renewable energy, construction dollars, or creating jobs, and I plan to play an active role in advancing that important work,” said Johnson Stewart.
The new Senate District 45 will no longer include Plymouth, but encompass western suburbs that surround Lake Minnetonka.
The DFL has endorsed state Rep. Kelly Morrison of Deephaven for the seat.