ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has purchased a home in University City and says he may practice law or go into business after he leaves office in January.

Nixon has ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018 or any other elected office in the near future, but told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2cu3khE ), that “if a president of the United States asks you to do something significant for the country, then you consider it.”

His second term as governor will come to an end on Jan. 9.

State law prevents the Democratic governor from running for a third term. Nixon’s political career has included serving in the state Senate, four terms as state attorney general and two unsuccessful attempts to serve in the U.S. Senate.

When reflecting on his time in office, Nixon touted a legacy of fiscal responsibility, the “rebirth of the auto industry,” and increases in education funding in a partisan environment where people are “bowing to either an elephant or a donkey.”

Nixon’s new home is in University Hills, which is a part of University City. The home was bought in early August.

Nixon says the neighborhood has “some of the most unique old houses in this area.”


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com