HARRODSBURG - State Rep. Jack L. Coleman Jr. will vacate his seat in the Kentucky General Assembly at the end of 2004.
"I've been mulling it over for some time and I came to the conclusion that I think it's time," the Democrat representing the 55th district said Thursday.
Coleman, 49, will have served the district for 14 years when his term ends Dec. 31, 2004. He said he was making the announcement now because he wants to give anyone thinking about running for the job a chance to prepare.
He said he had enjoyed his service in the House of Representatives in Frankfort, and he feels his work in the investigation of Medicaid and the Kentucky Association of Counties and other agencies was worthwhile.