BREAKING: Longtime GOP Rep. Makes HUGE Announcement

  • 09/06/2017
  • Source: ABC News
  • by: Matthew Daly and Rachel La Corte
Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state said Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress after seven terms.

Reichert, 67, a former sheriff famous for his decades-long, successful hunt for the Green River serial killer convicted of killing 49 women, has represented a suburban district east of Seattle since 2005. After new district lines were approved in 2012, his district crossed the Cascade Mountain range and added areas in more conservative central Washington.

Reichert said in a written statement that his decision not to seek re-election was difficult, but added, "I believe it was the right one for my family and me. I have spent my entire career and devoted my life to service. I see this not just as a job, but as a calling — a calling I will not walk away from."

Reichert said he was especially proud of his work to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, improve the foster care system, combat sex trafficking and secure equipment and resources for first responders.

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