State Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2022. Wiger was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1996, and now serves as the ranking DFL member for the E-12 Education Policy and Finance Committee. He has been in public service since first being elected to the District 622 School Board in 1973 at the age of 21. He was also elected to the Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District, and has served on the Metropolitan Council.
“It’s truly been an honor representing our great area. I have so many positive memories and have made many great friends in this role. I love public service, helping people, and addressing policy challenges.
“This will be my 50th year in public service, and is the right time to transition. My mentor, former State Senator Jerry Hughes often emphasized, ‘your health is your wealth.’ I am very thankful to be in excellent health and want to spend more time with my family, traveling and hiking. Life and time seem to go faster as we get older, so count your blessings and seize the moment. Thank you.”