JUNEAU - Rep. Joe Green, an Anchorage Republican, announced Monday he will not seek re-election to the Legislature.
Green, 68, is completing his tenth year representing District 10 in South Anchorage.
When the state Redistricting Board redrew legislative district lines based on 2000 census numbers this year, Green was placed in a district with fellow Republican Rep. Lesil McGuire.
"I have been toying with this for probably the past seven or eight months as to whether I should stay a legislator or perhaps go play Grandpa," Green said Monday on the House floor.
Green said the recent death of his mother-in-law helped decide the issue.