State Senator Tim Bivins will not seek another term

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) – After nearly a decade serving in Springfield, 45th District Senator Tim Bivins says he will not seek another term.

Bivins says he plans on finishing out his term through January 2019. He began his career in the state senate in 2008, before that serving 20 years as the Lee County Sheriff.

Sen. Bivins says he’s been considering the decision to leave for the last couple years and now is the right time to finish his last term.

“Life takes different paths and so I'm excited for this next chapter and to continue, plan on working maybe at home maybe around the area but very close to home,” says Sen. Tim Bivins (R) – 45th District.

Bivins says he also wants to stay involved with the community and his church.