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Missouri State Senate Democrats Shuffle Leadership

Suburban St. Louis Sen. Gina Walsh

The top Democrat in the Missouri state Senate is resigning from leadership to give her successor time to transition. 

Suburban St. Louis Sen. Gina Walsh on Tuesday announced she's giving up her position as the Senate's Democratic minority leader.

This is Walsh's last session as a lawmaker. She's barred by term limits from seeking re-election.

Independence Sen. John Rizzo will now serve as the Democratic Senate leader. He had been serving as the assistant Democratic leader. 

Independence Sen. John Rizzo
Sen. John Rizzo, D-Independence