NE Pa. Rep. Phyllis Mundy won't run again in '14

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A veteran lawmaker from northeastern Pennsylvania says she's retiring and won't run for re-election next year.

The Scranton Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1eI7z4t ) report that Luzerne County Democrat state Rep. Phyllis Mundy announced her decision on Monday.

The 65-year-old lawmaker has served in the state House since 1990. Her 12th term expires Nov. 30.

Mundy's 120th District covers the townships of Exeter, Jackson and Kingston, and the boroughs of Courtdale, Exeter, Forty Fort, Kingston, Luzerne, Pringle, Swoyersville, West Pittston, West Wyoming, and Wyoming.

Mundy is the minority chair of the House Finance Committee and co-chairs the Early Childhood Education Caucus, where she's been an ally of funding programs like Head Start and Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/