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GOP state Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who voted for gay marriage, won’t run again

State Rep. Andrea Kieffer, a Republican from Woodbury, has announced that she won’t seek re-election next year.

She was one of five GOP lawmakers who broke with their party last session to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage. The measure had enough votes in the DFL-dominated Legislature to pass even without the the Republican support.

Kieffer was first elected in 2010 and won re-election in 2012.

In a statement she said: “It has been an honor to serve for the last four years, but this was never intended to be a career for me.”

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Steve Hoffman on 11/07/2013 - 04:08 pm.

    Not Running

    Well, obviously she’s not fit to serve. She voted for those un-American values of fairness and equality, instead of just being mean like they wanted her to. I hope she goes on to be blissfully happy in her new job, and make about a million bucks a year.

  2. Submitted by Sue Halligan on 11/08/2013 - 02:09 pm.

    Rep. Kieffer leaves for good reason

    Representative Kieffer’s daughter, in her early 20s, has been diagnosed with a fatal genetic disorder. That trumps politics.

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