Rep. Dennis Ross is retiring at the end of his term, the Florida Republican told his staff Wednesday morning.
“It has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve my community as a Member of Congress and I am grateful for the encouragement and input of family, friends, and neighbors over the years,” Ross said in a statement.
“After thoughtful prayer and consideration, my wife Cindy and I decided that I will not seek re-election for a fifth-term in office. … I look forward to the next chapter of my life which will include, in some way, continued public service.”
The deputy majority whip, a former state lawmaker, first arrived in Washington as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010, representing Florida’s 12th congressional district.
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