State senators on Wednesday drew numbered envelopes to determine which lawmakers would have to run for reelection in two years and which would be spared campaigning until another election in four years.
The lottery system is conducted once a decade to coincide with the redrawing of political boundary lines. It serves as a way to stagger four-year terms so that lawmakers are not all running for reelection at the same time.
The Senator's office has issued a press release. Below is a portion of the release:
Should he choose to run again, Sen. Rodríguez will be up for re-election in 2016.
"Regardless of term, my focus has been and will remain on the 83rd Legislature and the priorities of District 29," Sen. Rodríguez said.