Another GOP Rep Retires

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.

Read more at Roll Call.