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Local News: Roblan will not seek reelection

Oregon State Senator Arnie Roblan is not seeking re-election for his seat representing Oregon’s coastal communities, his office announced Tuesday.

Roblan, a Democrat, serves Senate District 5 which includes Tillamook County.

“Serving the people of Senate District 5 has been an honor and a privilege I will never forget,” said Sen. Roblan in a press release. “After 50 years of public service—including 30 plus years as an educator and many more as a legislator—I have made the decision to retire so that I can spend more time with my family.”

First elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2004 and elected to the Senate in 2012, he served in the Legislature for 15 years. In 2011, he became Co-Speaker of the House. Roblan has been a a member of the Oregon Coastal Caucus and founded the annual Oregon Coast Economic Summit, which convenes business and community leaders from across the state.