HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says he wonâ€™t be running for re-election in 2018. The Democrat released a statement Monday saying heâ€™s â€śready to pursue different challengesâ€ť but notes he doesnâ€™t know yet what his future holds.
Jepsen says heâ€™s looking forward to â€śadvancing the interests of Connecticut for the remainder of my term and in other capacities.â€ť
A former state senator and majority leader, Jepsen took office in 2011. He replaced then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a fellow Democrat who went on to become a U.S. senator.
Jepsen has served two terms as attorney general. Heâ€™s the immediate past president of the National Association of Attorneys General.