Hendren won’t seek 2nd term as Arkansas Senate president

Hendren won’t seek 2nd term as Arkansas Senate president
pic of Arkansas State Capitol Building (Source: KAIT-TV)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Republican president pro tem of Arkansas' Senate says he's won't seek another term leading that chamber next year.

Sen. Jim Hendren said Friday he won't run for another two-year term as the chamber's president when senators meet at the end of next year's fiscal session to select a new leader.

Hendren's term as Senate president runs through the end of 2020. Hendren says he's still seeking re-election to the Senate next year.

Hendren is considering whether to run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2022. He said he plans to make a decision after next year’s session.

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