State Senator Chris Eaton to Retire at End of Term
State Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, has announced she will not seek re-election at the end of her term, which runs through 2022.
Eaton represents District 40, which includes Brooklyn Center and the southern half of Brooklyn Park. She was first elected in 2011.
“It is an honor to represent and serve this district in the Senate. I have tried to represent all the issues and the diversity of the district,” said Eaton in a statement to CCX News.
Meanwhile, current Brooklyn Park City Council member Susan Pha announced she will run for the state Senate seat as a DFL candidate. Pha has served on the city council since the fall of 2016. At that time, she became the first Hmong-American and person of color elected to the Brooklyn Park City Council.
Eaton has endorsed Pha for the state Senate seat.