The Oregonian broke the news this morning that Attorney General John Kroger won't seek a second term. The reason is personal—Kroger says he's being treated for an undisclosed, but not apparently life-threatening illness—although his tenure has certainly been interesting.

Early on, there was that minor affair involving Messrs. Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove. Then, this year, there was the weird probe involving the state Department of Energy and Governor John Kitzhaber's girlfriend.

Here's Kroger's statement:

I am announcing today that I will not seek a second term as Oregon’s Attorney General.

I was recently diagnosed and am under the care of a physician at OHSU for a significant but not life threatening medical condition. It will not interfere with my legal work or prevent me from completing my term, but I will need to reduce my hours, travel less, and be careful about my health. After consulting with my doctor over the last two days, I have decided against campaigning again for statewide office.

When I ran for office in 2008, my life was different. I was a bachelor. Now I have a wife and a family. Though I believe very much in public service, my wife and I agree that my health and our family have to come first.

I ask that the community and the media respect my medical privacy and grant me the opportunity to address my health in private

It has been a great honor to serve as Oregon’s Attorney General these past three years. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish. I look forward to completing my term and passing the office to a good successor in January 2013. I will always be grateful to the citizens of Oregon for their support.