Republican State Sen. Bryan Taylor of Prattville says he won't seek re-election next year.
"I did what I could to leave things better than I found them," said Taylor.
Taylor told supporters and the news media gathered at his press conference he won't seek re-election next year.
He says he made the decision after he and his wife learned they were expecting their third child.
But he says he is proud of the work that he has done in the past three years in the legislature.
"We have made tremendous strides in the bill we passed last year to make sure we have transparent elections and that candidates and pacts are accountable again to the people, and we can all see where money is coming from and going to," said Taylor.
As for constituents the District 30, there are mixed reactions.
"It would've been good to see him run again. He did a really good job while we were here and he had lots of connections throughout the state, so he understood what we were trying to do in the region and trying to grow the Prattville economy," said Scott Dean.
But others feel differently...
Sharion Mims says, "I just don't particularly like him... I'd like to see somebody that's a little more liberal and not so regimented and so tight."
As for the legislature, political analyst Steve Flowers says he doesn't see Taylor leaving making too much of an impact.
"It's really not going to make a difference in the partisan make up of the legislature. That district is a Republican district. So whoever wins that seat it will still be in the Republican's column. So it won't make a difference in the numbers and probably won't make a difference in the voting," said Flowers.
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