State Senator Walter Michel announced today, Monday, March 28, 2011, that he will not be a candidate for re-election to the District 25 Senate seat that covers portions of Madison and Hinds counties.

“This self imposed term limit will allow me to devote my full attention to my commercial real estate business,” said the three-term Republican who won a special election in 1999.

Michel, Senate Economic Development Committee Chairman and Banking Committee Vice Chairman, has told his constituents that he would consider a future statewide election or a return to the Mississippi Senate.

“I intend to stay involved with the Mississippi Republican Party and see what future opportunities become available,” Michel said.

Walter Michael Press