Senator Routier will not seek re-election
ASSISTANT Chief Minister Paul Routier – one of Jersey's longest-serving politicians – has announced he will not be seeking re-election in May.
Senator Routier, who has served in the States for 24 years, says he wants to pursue other challenges.
He was first elected in 1993 as Deputy in St Helier No 1 where he served three terms. He then served as Senator, being elected three times.
'Prior to being Assistant Chief Minister for the last nine years I served for 15 years at Social Security as Committee Member then president and then the First Minister.
'During that time I was pleased to review the support provided to people on low incomes which saw the introduction of the income support system.
'I was also pleased to introduce employment legislation to give protection to employees and employers. I also served as the last president of Jersey Telecoms before incorporation, Chairman of Jersey Overseas Aid and Assistant Economic Development Minister.
'In earlier years I served on several committees including Housing, Education Sport and Leisure, Prison Board,' he said.