DOVER, Del. — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn says he will not run for re-election next year.

In a Facebook post Monday, Denn said that after 14 years in statewide office, he and his family deserve a change from the political grind and the time it requires of a candidate and office holder. He also said he hopes to find a position in the private sector in which he can spend more time advocating for children.

Denn, a popular Democrat long seen by many political observers as a potential gubernatorial candidate, served as chief counsel to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner before being elected insurance commissioner in 2004. He was elected lieutenant governor in 2008 and was elected attorney general in 2014 after incumbent Beau Biden opted not to seek a third term.