OLYMPIA, Wash. - Dan Newhouse says Gov. Jay Inslee will not reappoint him as director of the state Department of Agriculture.
Newhouse sent an email to industry contacts Monday notifying them of the decision.
Former Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Republican Newhouse to the post in 2009.
A replacement for Newhouse is expected to be announced later this week.
Newhouse previously represented 15th District for four terms in the state House. The Sunnyside farmer says he plans to return to the family farm that produces hops, tree fruit, grapes, and alfalfa.