Rep. John Yarmuth, the chair of the House Budget Committee, introduced Tuesday that he won’t seek reelection next year.
“It’s been an incredible journey since my first campaign in 2006 until now. I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress,” Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said on Twitter.
In a video linked to his posting, Yarmuth stated he by no means anticipated to serve so lengthy in Congress.
“I will be 75 when my current term ends, and the desire to have more control of my time in the years I have left has become a high priority,” he stated.
Yarmuth, who represents a district in Louisville, is the state’s solely Democrat in Congress.
Democrats, who’ve a slight edge over Republicans in the House, 220 to 212, will attempt to retain their maintain on the chamber in the 2022 midterm elections.