Mike Krusee, the Republican state representative from Round Rock says he won’t seek reelection next year. He’s apparently talked to House speaker Tom Craddick about it; expect an official announcement this afternoon.
[UPDATE]: AAS reporting he will finish out his term.
State Rep. Mike Krusee, R-Round Rock, will not seek re-election next year.
Krusee, 48, is set to announce his retirement, effective at the end of his term in January of 2009, in a written statement released later today.
Krusee, who had served in the House since 1993, had been rumored to be in line for a gubernatorial appointment, possibly to the Texas Transportation Commission, because of his legislative work on toll roads. But a source close to the situation says state law forbids the appointment of a legislator to any job requiring Senate confirmation during his term in office.
That would mean Krusee would not be eligible for most state appointments until the end of his term.
[UPDATE II]: Kruseee’s statement [.PDF].