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Republican John Katko will not seek re-election to Congress

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Syracuse, New York — According to U.S. Rep. John Katko, will not seek re-election to Congress and will end his fourth term this year.

He will step back from politics to spend more time with his family. Katko has represented New York’s 24th Congressional District since 2015.

The congressman was one of just 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. He faced backlash for the decision and at least one primary challenger in his district.

Katko said for the past 32 years, it has been his mission, to unite people to solve serious problems.

Katko goes on to say that during his time as a public servant he and his wife, Robin, buried all four of their parents and those “gut-wrenching times provided life-changing perspective.”

“Representing Central New York in Congress — solving real problems, and relentlessly championing bipartisanship — has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime,” said Rep. Katko. “It is with profound gratitude for my colleagues, staff, supporters, team, and the people of New York’s 24th Congressional District that I am thrilled to begin this next and best chapter of my life alongside Robin and our family.”

Katko is the 12th House Republican to announce they’re not seeking reelection in 2022 and the third to decide not to seek another term after voting to impeach Trump in January 2021 over the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

 

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