(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota Speaker of the House Kim Koppleman is not running for reelection. Koppelman announced yesterday that he will retire when his term expires later this year. He is the latest in a series of high-profile lawmakers to choose retirement this election cycle. Koppelman’s decision comes after he failed to receive an endorsement at the District 13 Republican convention. Party endorsement is not required to run in the primary, where voters choose nominees for state offices in the November election.