Rep. Greg Walden announced this week that he won’t seek re-election in 2020.
Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon announced he is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term. https://t.co/G6uCcHrEET
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) October 29, 2019
Walden was elected to congress in 1998 and has served on multiple committees. He’s currently on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as the top Republican. In the past, he was also the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
In a statement, Walden said:
“Based on recent polling, strong fundraising, and the backing of my wife and family, I am confident I could earn the support of 2nd District voters for another term. I’m also optimistic that a path exists for Republicans to recapture a majority in the House, and that I could return for two more years as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.”
Even though Walden says he’s retiring, it sounds like he isn’t completely closing the door on his political life and would consider returning as chairman one day.
This is the 19th announcement from a GOP House member stating they won’t try to get re-elected next year.
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