ST PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug says he has Parkinson's disease and won't seek re-election next year.

Lillehaug said in a statement released through the court that he expects to resign in July of 2020.

“I have loved my six years of work on the Court and had planned to serve for a few more years. But my plan has changed because I have Parkinson’s disease. It’s at an early stage, it’s well-managed, and I feel great."        

"Even so, I’d like to have a more flexible schedule to work part-time," Justice Lillehaug explained. "This will allow my wife and me to do more travel and the outdoor physical activities that we love."  

Lillehaug is a former U.S. attorney in Minnesota who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994. He was appointed to the Minnesota high court in 2013.