2nd Minnesota GOP Lawmaker Cited in Makeout Session Retiring
St. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Republican legislator who was cited last summer for making out with a fellow lawmaker in a public park says she won't run for re-election.
Representative Tara Mack of Apple Valley announced Saturday she will leave her seat after eight years. The married mother of two children says she wants the next chapter of her life to be focused on her family.
Mack chairs the House Health and Human Services Reform Policy Committee. She did not mention last summer's scandal in her statement.
Mack and Republican Representative Tim Kelly of Red Wing were cited in August for causing a nuisance by a Dakota County park ranger, who said the pair of lawmakers were making out inside a parked car.
Kelly announced in February he would not run for re-election.