A fourth Texas Republican Congressman will be retiring ahead of the 2020 election.
U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R–Coppell) announced Monday morning that he would not seek re-election.
“It is time for me to announce that I will not seek another term as Congressman from the 24th District of Texas,” said Marchant. “I am looking forward to finishing out my term and then returning to Texas to start a new chapter.”
“For the last 40 years, I have served my fellow North Texans, starting in local government as the Mayor and as a city council member of Carrollton, then to Austin as a 9-term State Representative, and then on to serving today in Washington, DC. What a wonderful opportunity it has been to serve them, and I want to thank them for trusting in me.”
Marchant, who has served in Congress since 2005, represented Texas’ 24th congressional district, a suburban area in between Dallas and Fort Worth that is expected to be hotly contested in the coming general election. Marchant also carries a lifetime score of 82 percent on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard.
He joins fellow Texas Republican Congressmen Will Hurd, Mike Conaway, and Pete Olson who announced their plans to leave office earlier this summer.