State Sen. Paul Schimpf will not run for re-election in November 2020, he announced in a news release Friday morning.
"Although I am honored to represent the people of the 58th District in Springfield and enjoy serving as their state senator, I am unable to commit to serving an additional term that would start in 2021," the statement reads.
"Therefore, I will not be a candidate for re-election in the upcoming campaign cycle. I will continue to serve as state senator and I am focused on making the remainder of my term as effective as possible for the people of southern Illinois."
Schimpf, a Republican from Waterloo, was elected in 2016 and took office on Jan. 11, 2017. He is a lawyer with the Columbia, Illinois firm of Stumpf & Gutknecht, P.C.
The 58th state Senate district covers much of southwestern Illinois, including Randolph, Perry and Jackson counties, and encompasses the 115th and 116th state House districts. Schimpf's offices are located in Murphysboro and Mount Vernon.