Republican state Sen. Shadrack McGill of Woodville has decided one term in the Senate is enough.
McGill pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2010 election when he beat Democratic Senate leader Lowell Barron of Fyffe.
McGill told the Times-Journal in Fort Payne that serving in Montgomery puts a strain on a family, and that contributed to his decision not to run in 2014.
State Rep. Todd Greeson of Ider and Scottsboro businessman Steve Livingston are running as Republicans for McGill's seat. Former Jackson County Commissioner Horace Clemmons is running as a Democrat.
John Blackwell, a Scottsboro developer and former Auburn University trustee, had announced he would run as a Republican, but he pulled out before McGill made his announcement.