Garrett will not run in 2012
Updated: January 19, 2012 11:18AM
State Sen. Susan Garrett (D-29th) of Lake Forest announced Wednesday that her current term will be her last. She will serve out her term to completion and retire from public office in January 2013.
“After much soul-searching, I have decided that the time is right to move on. I am confident there will be qualified candidates to vie for this open seat, and that will give voters the opportunity to choose an excellent replacement,” Garrett noted in a press release.
“Serving the citizens of my district as a state representative and state senator has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I am a public servant at heart,” she added.
Garrett began her political career in 1997 when she announced her campaign for the Illinois House in the 59th District - one of the most economically diverse districts in Illinois. In 2002 she was successful in winning election to the Illinois Senate. She was re-elected in 2004 and again in 2008 when she was appointed Majority Caucus Whip.