Sen. Tim Johnson Announces Retirement
by KDLT News
March 26, 2013 4:04 PM
For the first time in 26 years Tim Johnson will not be representing South Dakota in Washington D.C.
Johnson announced his retirement Tuesday during a news conference at the University of South Dakota. He will serve out the rest of his term but not run again.
Johnson, who is 66, joined the Senate in 1997. In 2006, Johnson suffered bleeding in the brain. In 2011, Johnson became the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.
Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Senate seat that was held by Johnson.
Possible candidates for the Democratic nomination include Johnson's son, Brendan Johnson, and former congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.