Rep. Quinton Johnson, D-Middletown, just announced he won’t be seeking re-election after this term. He’s been in the House for 12 years and co-chairs the Joint Finance Committee that writes the budget each year.
“It’s time for me to give back that time to my family,” he said.
This is good news in that Johnson has always been too conservative on some issues. The bad news is do we have time to find a good candidate in a swingy district to keep this seat? Middletown has been trending Democratic for years, but the other Middletown area districts are held by Republicans.