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Vermont Attorney General will not run for re-election

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (file)
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Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (file)

Vermont’s Attorney General will not seek re-election.

Democrat T.J. Donovan announced Thursday that he will not to run for the seat he has held since January 2017.

“You know after 16 years I just think it was time to take a break and try something different," Donovan told WAMC Thursday.

Donovan, who before becoming AG spent a decade as Chittenden County state’s attorney, says work his office has done to settle cases concerning the opioid epidemic has been the most meaningful to him.