9:22 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Urbana State Rep Not Seeking Another Term

Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Urbana)
Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Urbana)

A long-time state representative from Urbana says she won't run for a 7th term in office.

The Champaign News-Gazette reports Rep. Naomi Jakobsson made her announcement Tuesday evening in an email to supporters.

The Democrat says the decision to not seek re-election wasn't easy, but says it's been an "honor'' to serve the community.

The 71-year-old was first elected in 2002.

Her campaign manager, Michael Richards, sent an email to supporters after Jakobsson's announcement. He says he'll run for her seat.