ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic Rep. Edward Sandoval of Albuquerque is retiring from the New Mexico Legislature after more than 30 years in office.
Sandoval announced Wednesday he won't seek re-election. He is the chairman of the House Taxation and Revenue Committee.
Sandoval has been in the House since 1983, and before that was in the state Senate for two years. Only two House members have served longer than Sandoval.
The 67-year-old Sandoval said it's time to focus on his family and personal life.
He is the eighth House member to announce plans to retire from the 70-member House.
Republican Rep. Bill Gray of Artesia said Tuesday he won't seek re-election. Gray has been in the House since 2007.
Legislative candidates file for office on March 11.
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