(Salem, OR) -- Oregon State Senator Peter Courtney is announcing his retirement. Courtney announced yesterday he will not be seeking reelection. He says it's been an honor and a privilege to have been allowed to serve locally on the Salem City Council and in the Legislature for nearly 40 years. He was elected Senate President in 2003 and has served a record 10 years in that post. He's the longest-serving legislator in state history.