Veteran Republican lawmaker Richard Proehl is retiring after this session, opening the door for former state Sen. Dan Goddard to make a comeback.
Proehl, the chair of the House transportation committee, said Wednesday night that he doesn't plan to seek a ninth term in the Legislature representing House District 7.
The Parsons lawmaker said he turns 78 this fall, meaning he would be 80 by the time his next term ended.
"I just decided it's time," he said. "It's just time to go."
Proehl was first appointed to the Legislature in 2005 to replace Jeff Jack, who . . .
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