New York State Senator, Marc Panepinto, announced on Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in November.

Less than a year into his first term, Panepinto cited a personal matter, family matters, a potential new rule regarding outside income, and health issues for a personal friend and law partner as reasons for not seeking re-election. He said that he will focus on his family and law practice.

During his press conference, Panepinto admitted that he hired a new chief of staff over the weekend, and this came after his former chief of staff got involved in a "personnel matter." There was no further discussion of the matter.

Panepinto has not yet endorsed anyone for the seat yet, but would like to see a Democrat take over the seat when his term is done.