GOP state Sen. Brower says he won't seek re-election in 2016

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Greg Brower will not seek re-election in his northern Nevada district in 2016.

Senate Republican caucus spokeswoman Jodi Stephens confirmed the decision Tuesday. Brower told newspapers that it was challenge to balance his legislative duties with his full-time job as a lawyer at the firm Snell & Wilmer.

Brower was elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1998 and served through 2002. He served as the U.S. Attorney for Nevada for two years before he was appointed to the state Senate in 2011.

Brower told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he thought the legislative session this spring was especially productive and successful, and it was time to give someone else a chance to serve.

His party controls both houses of the Legislature after historic Republican victories in 2014.

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