In an email sent to supporters, as well as a video message on his Twitter account, Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY03) has announced he is retiring from Congress after this term, and will not run in the 2022 midterms.
Yarmuth was first elected in 2006 by narrowly beating Anne Northup, the incumbent. He notes in his video that he had not planned on crafting a new career in Congress; he merely wanted to beat back the Bush agenda by flipping the House to Democratic control. Now, 16 years later, he says that he wants to spend more time with his family, especially his new grandchild.
Yarmuth also notes that while he is proud of many things he and others have accomplished in Congress during his time there, he is most proud of the passage of the American Rescue Plan, which he authored and managed through the Congress.
Here is the video Congressman Yarmuth shared today, with more about his reasons and his plans for his remaining 15 months in office.
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