Lawmaker to resign before new session

State Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter, announced today that he will vacate his seat before the start of the 2013 Legislative session on Jan. 8.

Morrow said he’s taking a job in Chicago as legislative director for the Uniform Law Commission. The ULC is a non-partisan organization that provides model legislation to states. Morrow also is resigning his faculty position at Gustavus Adolphus College. He said it was a difficult decision, but he’s excited about the new job.

“For someone who’s a lawyer, a legislator and an academic it was the perfect mix of skills and a wonderful opportunity,” Morrow said. “I’m very grateful to them.”

Morrow just won a fourth term in the Minnesota House. He ran unopposed for re-election. Gov. Mark Dayton will call a special election in House District 19A. Morrow said he’s optimistic that some good candidates will come forward.

“There are a lot of great people here who can step in and be a wonderful representative,” he said. “So, I know folks here are going to be in good hands for a long time to come.”

  • You mean the ULC which is a liberal version of ALEC which we were told was evil?