State Rep. Mike McGeehan, a Northeast Philly Democrat, will retire at the end of his 12th term.
"Twenty four years is a long time," McGeehan, 53, said yesterday in an interview with the Daily News. "Nobody writes a playbook about how to handle this. For me, it's the right time."
McGeehan noted that the 2012 legislative redistricting left him with a redrawn district that was about 30 percent new to him, but quite similar to the area he first won in 1990.
But, he said, "I think it's time for new eyes."
He declined to name a favored successor, saying he'll support whichever Democrat who wins the primary election next May.