The year of 2019 had seen some lawmakers decide to throw in the towel and call it a day. Many of them have or will be doing so because of various reasons. This is nothing new but comes at a time when a Presidential election is close and controversies one after another have become a norm. Could this be a reason these persons call it quits, or is it more personal? Whatever the reasons may be here are 12 lawmakers who have had enough.
12.Rep. Rob Woodall
Rep. Rob Woodall represented Georgia and decided that this was his last term in office. He made his decision public on February of 2019. He held office for Georgia’s 7th congressional district from 2011 until his retirement. Rep. Woodall was a member of the Republican Party.
11.Rep. Jose Serrano
Rep. Jose Serrano represented D-NY 15th District in New York. He was a member of the Democratic party and announced his retirement on March 2019. Rep. Serrano’s reason for retirement is due to an illness.
10.Rep. Susan Brooks
Rep. Susan Brooks represented Indiana’s 5th congressional district as a GOP member. Rep Brooks announced her decision to call it quits on June 2019. She was elected to represent the district in 2012.
9.Rep. Dave Loebsack
Rep. Dave Loebsack represented Iowa’s 2nd congressional district since 2007. He announced his retirement on April 2019. Rep. Loebsack was a member of the Democratic Party.
8.Rep. Paul Mitchell
Rep. Paul Mitchell represented the 10th congressional district of Michigan. He announced his resignation on July 2019 and is considered one of the wealthiest men in Congress. He was a member of the Republican Party.
7.Rep. Susan Davis
Rep. Susan Davis represented California’s 53rd congressional district since 2001. She announced her resignation on September 2019. The Democrat was also a part of the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.
6.Rep. Pete Olson
Rep. Pete Olson represented the 22nd congressional district of Texas since 2009. He announced his resignation on July 2019. Rep. Olsen was a member of the Republican Party.
5. Rep. Nita Lowey
Rep. Nita Lowey represented 17th congressional district of New York since 2013. She announced her retirement on October 2019. The Democrat had spent three decades in office and was the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee.
4.Rep. Martha Roby
Rep. Martha Roby represented Alabama’s 2nd congressional district since 2011. She announced her resignation on July 2019. She served 5 terms as a Republican member.
3.Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Rob Bishop represented Utah’s 1st congressional district since 2003. He announced his resignation on July 2019 and was a member of the Republican Party. He was also the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee.
2.Rep. Mike Conaway
Rep. Mike Conaway represented the 11th congressional district of Texas since 2005. He announced his resignation on July 2019. Rep. Conaway is a member of the Republican Party and was the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee.
1.Rep. Will Hurd
Rep. Will Hurd represented Texas’s 23rd congressional district since 2015. He announced his resignation on August 2019. He was a member of the Republican Party and will be pursuing other areas that relate to technology and national security.