Secretary Of State Not Running 05 Jun 13

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced on Tuesday that he is not running for a third term. Ritchie is a Democrat who figured prominently in two high-profile recounts: The 2008 US Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken, and the 2010 governor’s race between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer. The 61-year-old Minneapolis resident was first elected secretary of state in 2006. His current term ends in January of 2015.