Senate Minority Leader Joe Keaveny plans to leave his post early to become an administrative law judge.
The St. Louis Democrat’s decision could set off an intense political competition to represent part of St. Louis in the Missouri Senate.
Before the Missouri Senate convened today, Keaveny told St. Louis Public Radio that Gov. Jay Nixon’s office had approached him about becoming an administrative law judge. He said once paperwork and background checks go through, he’ll resign his seat.