Sen John DeFrancisco Will Not Seek Re-election

State Sen. John DeFrancisco has made it clear, he will not seek re-election under any circumstances.

The senator plans to end his 40-year career in politics when his term expires at the end of the year. DeFrancisco, had previously said he might seek another term, if he didn't win the GOP nomination for governor. But the 71-year-old said, he's made a firm decision to retire.

His decision to not run for re-election comes the same week he suspended his campaign for governor. He acknowledged Wednesday that Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has enough votes from GOP state committee members to lock up the nomination.

DeFrancisco, who has represented the 50th Senate District for 25 years, said he will work to help the GOP keep the seat and majority control in the Senate.

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